i was checking out Ultraviolet Underground and found out that the US Government has granted $4 million dollars to a UC Irvine research project to create Synthetic Telepathy for "paralysis and stroke victims"... oh, and there might be military applications, too...
“Thanks to this generous grant we can work with experts in automatic speech recognition and in brain imaging at other universities to research a brain-computer interface with applications in military, medical and commercial settings,” according to lead researcher Michael D’Zmura, chair of the UCI Department of Cognitive Sciences.
Unlike Professor X's mutant-locating Cerebro, you won't need telepathic powers of your own to use this technology, but that doesn't mean just ANYBODY can use it. “Such a system would require extensive training for anyone using it to send and receive messages,” D’Zmura says.
well, thank God for that! or Magneto, if you prefer...
(read more about this here)