In "What Women Want," protagonist Nick Marshall gets electrocuted in a hairdryer-in-the-bathtub mishap. Suddenly, he can hear women's thoughts as if they were saying them aloud. It's not exactly a classic, but this film from 2000 has staying power — not just because it was recently remade, but because it's getting closer to reality. Recently, for the first time ever, neuroengineers at Columbia University made human thought into intelligible, audible speech.
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Written by Mae Rice February 13, 2019
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