If you stay up late enough to watch Jimmy Fallon on The Late Show, you know Fallon is a pretty big geek and likes his tech. Intel was on his show last night showing off mind reading technology that it was a part of.
The tech isn't as out there as it sounds and Intel can't read you mind. The tech uses MRI imaging along with machine learning techniques to translate brain activity letting a computer figure out what people are thinking.
The goal is very weird, Intel hope to create future devices that can react to our thoughts. Maybe, the goals of the tech are actually pretty out there.