The closest thing to reading people’s minds

What would it be like if we can read people’s mind and know their private thoughts, desires, worries and their deepest secrets?

AOL’s data offers us a glimpse of just that. If you look at the 400+ search terms of user 1515830, a sketch of what was on a woman’s mind in Ohio starts to emerge (cancer operation, incest, spying, marriage problem, depression, psychotic drugs, looking for a job or start a home business, plus cheap curtains, Disneyland vacation etc).

The following are some selected search terms from user 1515830. (Warning: viewer discretion is advised).

  • precancer cells found during cyst biopsy
  • wide local excision for vulvar cancer
  • photographs of surgery for vulvar cancer
  • how can i hide a wireless connection
  • free keylogging programs
  • password stealers
  • aftermath of incest
  • how to tell your family you’re a victim of incest
  • vgn for depression
  • surgical help for depression
  • anti psychotic drugs
  • online auction managing tools
  • how to become an insurance underwriter in ohio
  • jobs in denver colorado
  • teaching jobs with the denver school system
  • hannah mullins nursing school
  • marriage counseling tips
  • are divorce laws affected by adultery in ohio
  • divorce laws in ohio
  • diet pills for sale
  • … (the full list can be found at here)

Do we want really all these to be recorded and kept forever?

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