Ok, this is being tested somewhere in Scandanavia by the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, which is good in a way because it means no American tax dollars were wasted. What is going on over there is “No More Woof” -- technology that aims to distinguish canine thought patterns and then issue them as short sentences via a microphone.
The operating system relies on sensors in the headset which detect electric signals in the dog's brainwaves. Technology from an in-built processing device then analyses the signal patterns and deciphers them into distinct feelings like anger, curiosity or tiredness.
Sample sentences such as “I’m hungry – but I don’t like this!” or "I'm curious who that is?" will be programmed into the device and emitted through a loudspeaker.
How exactly scientists will attach the sensors into a dog's brain has yet to be ironed out. Issues like this.
Dogs have always done a great job of communicating. I'm guessing the folks who are involved in this study are cat people because cats really keep their thoughts to themselves. And cats wouldn't put up with this kind of nonsense so they're trying it with dogs.