ElectronicTelepathy or ''e-telepathy'' is a sub-trope of {{Telepathy}}. In most cases characters using telepathic powers will do so by using some kind of supernatural force or a highly evolved biological mechanism that comes thanks to being a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien. However, in some cases a character will have no natural or supernatural telepathic ability and instead use a NeuralInterface to gain this power. In this form of telepathy, thoughts are converted from impulses in the brain (electric activity produced by neuron reaction potentials) into digital signals that can then be broadcast artificially to another e-telepath using radio waves or some other form of wireless communication. Obviously, this can lead to MentalFusion or even a HiveMind just as non-technological telepathy can.

This form of telepathy is different from others in that it does not allow MindReading, since a person must be actively transmitting a signal in order for another to receive it. However, is possible for an enterprising cyborg to "mind hack" another user of an implant and monitor their thoughts without their permission, similar to infecting a computer with spyware.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' this is one of the many advantages of having a cyberbrain. Characters can communicate with each other without physically speaking, which is useful if you are trying to keep quiet to avoid detection or eavesdroppers. Of course, wirelessly broadcast connections are open to being spied on, so for very important conversations cyborgs sometimes directly connect to one another using cables.
* This is how the MISAKA clones maintain their HiveMind in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', using their inherent [[ShockAndAwe electricity-manipulation powers]] to act as living radio transceivers. While Mikoto (who they were cloned from) is theoretically able to do it as well since she is stronger and has far greater control than them, she doesn't have the proper training to be able to interface with the network.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' uses "radiotelepathy", a communications network of nanoscale radio implants that allow brain-to-brain communication.

* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' the main characters can send thought messages when they're in morph. The cube that gave them the morphing power apparently gave them this as well.
* The soldiers in ''Literature/OldMansWar'' have a computer embedded in their brain which lets them do this.
* This form of telepathy is used in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' novel series by [[TheCracker cybreakers]] to enter the mind of another person via implants that everyone has in their brains. They can read thoughts, conduct MindRape, and even fry the victim's brain. Actual [[PsychicPowers telepathy]] exists in this [[TheVerse 'verse]] but is natural only to the [[BugWar Insect]] race. Certain brain scanners are also able to translate EEG scans into roughly-approximated thoughts based on a chart developed for all humans.
* In ''Literature/HeartOfSteel'', Alistair Mechanus has a mental link with his robots and his computer network through his cybernetic implants.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The Borg in the various ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series have built-in "neural transceivers" to connect their minds into the Collective. Each Borg ship contains a device called a "vinculum" which transmits, receives and edits thoughts to and from connected Borg drones so as to suppress their individuality and direct them in performing their designated functions.
* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', the Rossum Corporation developed a breed of HiveMind-ed {{supersoldier}}s who communicated this way. However, the hive mind had a weakness in that [[spoiler: if someone else could tap into it, they could royally screw up the mental communication between soldiers.]]
* While being interrogated in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E7TheSpaceMuseum The Space Museum]]", the Doctor is put up against a device that can transmit his thoughts onto a screen. The intent is to get answers based on what the Doctor thinks when asked a question, regardless of what he says out loud. It fails, as the Doctor just transmits images of random things such as an old-style big-wheeled bicycle when asked how he got there.

* In ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'', Dragonstorm has an entire "thought network" which is exactly this. [[TheMole Mole]] Shelton brings some of the chips for the main characters to use.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' most people have access to the setting's internet successor via implants that make telepathy about as common as talking. The fiction notes "mesh communication" via RainbowSpeak.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Mindjammer}}'' has a whole list of "technopsi" abilities that are used through the Mindscape.

* It's never spelled out, but this appears to be how the Martians' collective consciousness works in ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'': faster-than-light communications gear (which may or may not be the same thing as the radio communication demonstrated on numerous occasions) incorporated into the [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotech]] that suffuses their bodies.
* One of the "upgrades" that CORE soldiers in ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' can get.
* Relays in ''Webcomic/AlienDice'' allow this.
* One of the relatively minor characters in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' is from a species that evolved a natural form of this, specifically an organic radio transmitter/receiver. The one shown has a single consciousness split across two bodies, and with a little added hardware to enable communication via [[SubspaceAnsible hyperspace nodes]] his range is extended to the point where he can pilot two separate tanks simultaneously with a level of tactical co-ordination that normally only an AI can manage.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Mindnet device in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''. It was used mostly to crank up the abilities of existing psychics (The Queen and Niko), but was used by Nimrod during "Battle of the Bandits" to stupefy an audience already ensnared by ThePowerOfRock.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-08-colleague-motions-human-brain-to-brain-interface.html Researchers were able to link two human brains together]], enabling one person to control the other's arm.