Mind Over Mouse
from the look-and-click dept
We've written a few times in the past about efforts designed to set up a mind controlled computer system in monkeys and humans (different groups are trying different approaches). The technology continues to move forward as newly published reports discuss the successful mind control of computers by two humans. Of course, this latest effort is using chips implanted in the brain, and the one we discussed last year was about non-implant mind control -- which is probably a lot more appealing to folks who'd rather not have their skulls cracked open. Either way, it looks like we're a long way away from anything most of us would be using. Still, once they combine this with retinal displays and built in wireless internet access to our bloodstream, just think of how much fun the professional worriers will have about what it's doing to our culture.