Synopsis: A team of genius-but-broke grad students invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives and threatens the future of free-will itself.
Director(s): Khalil Sullins
Production: Young Medium
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

She's not gonna make

a phone call.

About some missing equipment,

unauthorized experiments,

and that's it.

We're done!

Everything all right with Mel?

You want to tell me

what's really going on?

Shut up.

Now will you just

listen for a minute, okay?

Jordan might just look

like a hot body,

but she's assigned to

Professor Hamamoto's experiments

with ATP powered,

cell-powering nanotube devices.

Let's give her a peek,

see what she says.

We'll make her sign

a nondisclosure agreement

and the whole nine yards, okay?

She doesn't know

we've borrowed lab equipment,

so you don't have

to worry about that.

I've seen this before.

Accuracy takes a nose dive

once the word library

goes over 80 or 90 words.

We're averaging

almost 90% accuracy.

Most EEG nets track less

than 100 neurons.

My compact electrode design

lets us track almost 1,000.

How many words

does it recognize?


Holy shit.

Military applications

are obvious, right?

DARPA's been trying to get this

to work for years.

Cell phones themselves

will become obsolete.

But we are nowhere

near there yet.

It's tedious...

it's like training

voice-recognition software

from scratch

with a stutterer.


And response time is slow.

Exactly. It's...

Your mind can have a dozen

thoughts in a millisecond,

but it takes you

five seconds to say,

"Hi, sexy"?

- It's not perfect.

- It's crap.

You're proud of measuring

1,000 neurons?

You're trying to read the

contents of an entire library

by walking through the aisles.

You gotta open the books to know

what's really going on inside.

Look, we're not neurosurgeons.

You don't need surgery.

You need nanotubes.

We can create

molecular electrodes

by embedding carbon nanotubes

into microscopic transistors

that can bond with every neuron

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