Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Computer Mouse That Fits On Your Finger--Next Stop: Telepathy?

As this article by Keith Wagstaff notes, the next step beyond a tiny mouse is direct control of physical objects via the mind.

What’s next, you ask: telepathic devices? Don’t laugh. Philip Low of NeuroVigil is currently working with Stephen Hawking to perfect his iBrain, a helmet that can identify brain signals that are indicative of conscious intent, meaning Hawking could one day communicate with the outside world just by thinking. Don’t be surprised if your great-great grandchildren browse YouTube solely with their brains.

We might note: Not only would such innovations be great for the medical and humanitarian benefit of patients, but it's easy to see a whole new industry being created on the basis of such projects as iBrain. 

1 comment:

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