Every day new cool stuff gets invented. But today’s coolest news is going to hold the “coolest thing going” record for a few days at least:
What is cooler than that?
Once upon a time, “locked-in” Jean-Dominique Bauby had to blink his one eyelid as a therapist pointed at letter groups in order to painstakingly spell out words and write the book that became the movie The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Soon patients in his condition will be able to think words onto a computer screen without any direct assistance at all.
Coming soon: Iron Man–like cerebral computer interfaces allowing humans to control robotic devices with a thought? (Note the red color of the helmet in the YouTube video above: Coincidence?)