A second scientific experiment, this time in America, has established that telepathy is possible. Using instruments that convert brain signals to encoded electronic transmissions, computer engineers at the University of Washington, Seattle, have linked two brains so they can cooperatively play a video game.

"[T]he sender of the message wore an EEG (electroencephalography) cap that captured electrical signals generated by his cortex while he thought about moving his hands or feet. These signals were then sent over the Internet to a computer that translated them into jolts delivered to a recipient’s brain using a magnetic coil."

That electronic signal then indicated to the receiver that it was time to fire a rocket. 

The first experiment to establish telepathy occurred in Barcelona, Spain, where short words were transferred between brains belonging to people living on two separate continents.

While telepathy could profoundly change society in unforeseen ways, the technology is still in its infancy. No emotions, thoughts, or ideas have yet been communicated. The rate at which the brain can transmit information also remains limited. A person can only send a few bits of data per minute wearing an EEG cap while spoken language communicates information at roughly 3,000 bits per minute.

As theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains, telepathy is more rudimentary than you might expect. Computer and radio technology can take us a long way:

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