Recent opening of scientists from Max Planck's institute according to which our brain makes the decision how we learn about it. However it is a question not of science fiction, and that becomes a reality already in the near future.
The police can shortly trace occurrence of suspicious brain activity from distance.
The occasion to a panic isn't present - the government can't read our thoughts. While. Existing devices only read out changes occurring in a brain and aren't able to define thought and intention.