J. Paul Neeley
Thinking with others
In a very near future, advances in neuroscience, optogenetics, and related fields will allow for the reading and writing of information directly to the brain.
Part 1 // This short film, “Thinking with Others,” explores the emerging etiquettes and implications of mind reading/writing technologies and behavioral scripting on the human condition. In the film three women in different locations carry on a conversation in their minds while interacting with/disconnecting from the outside world. During their interaction the boyfriend of one of the girls arrives and the three wonder together about the appropriateness of thinking together and human scripting during such moments. As the call ends each goes back to their own lives, and as they do we learn of the boyfriend's questionable use of scripts.
Part 2 // Services will take on a life of their own in this new world. I've developed the business plan for a start up that capitalizes on these new technologies. Meet Mimic. Mimic sells human scripts, allowing users to download movement, skills, artificial intelligence, performances, as well as share their own scripts. These script allow people to enhance their lives by planning and then playing themselves, multitasking the body and mind in new ways.
Stills from "Thinking with others"
Mimic script downloading