We've had all sorts of articles on this website about technology run amok, like videos that are undiscernable from reality and doorbells that monitor the entire neighborhood and China mining data from the brains of workers. But this one takes the creepy sci-fact cake.
According to MIT, there now exists technology that can beam a voice right into your head from a distance.
What? That's crazy!
While it sounds like the wild claim of a person suffering from a mental illness – "The government is telling me to do stuff and only I can hear them!" – it's all too real.
In a paper published on Friday in the journal Optics Letters, the MIT team describes how it developed two different methods to transmit tones, music, and recorded speech via a laser.
Both techniques take advantage of something called the photoacoustic effect, which is the formation of sound waves as the result of a material absorbing light. (source)
But…is this technology really new? Or are we just now finding out about it? Watch the video.