What is cooler than this?

by SDG

in Science

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:

Twitter Telepathy: Researchers Turn Thoughts Into Tweets

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?)

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{ 9 comments }

David B. April 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm

But many of my thoughts are longer than 140 characters. ;-)

SDG April 20, 2009 at 1:59 pm

But many of my thoughts are longer than 140 characters. ;-)

Not that one, though! :-)
Anyway, it’s a start!

Skygor April 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Lauren P. April 20, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Um, it does appear that this was an April Fool? “Early on the afternoon of April 1 . . .” ?

SDG April 20, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Um, it does appear that this was an April Fool? “Early on the afternoon of April 1 . . .” ?

The dateline of the story on WIRED is TODAY, April 20, 2009.

Ed Pie April 20, 2009 at 8:13 pm

What is cooler than that?
Living in a world where machines can’t read my mind?
Theraputic benefits aside, of course. If I could get a cyberbrain with a reliable Autistic Mode, even if I didn’t need it, I might take the plunge anyway….

Brian Sullivan April 21, 2009 at 8:58 am

one word…Cylons!

StubbleSpark April 21, 2009 at 11:33 am

Telepathy is cool. But so is the ability to read muscles:
http://singularityhub.com/2009/04/21/cyberdyne-ready-to-mass-produce-cyborgs/

The Masked Chicken April 21, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Ohhh, Ohhh…another million dollar idea…put a cell phone in the helmet and a video display inside. Then, make a six billion of them, give everybody one, and link them all together, including sensory inputs. The ring tone could be, “We ARE the World…”
The Chicken

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