[NTLK] OT: iPad vs. MS Courier: Sound Off
jimlee at centurytel.net
Thu Apr 8 01:42:21 EDT 2010
On Apr 7, 2010, at 9:40 PM, Ryan wrote:
> In one landmark study, circuitry was implanted inside the neurons
> of the brain of the subject.
Do you *really* want to undergo major brain surgery just for the
convenience of gross motor control?
> Further, researchers have demonstrated thought-to-text. It's only
> up to 15 words per minute, but it's impressive.
I would love to see some documented evidence of this (again,
*without* resorting to major brain surgery)...
> Then you have companies out there working on wearable computer
> glasses that display a transparent screen in front of the subject,
> where scrolling works by retinal tracking.
Now this is something useful, but it's not anywhere near "augmented
cognition". It is simply external motion sensing.
> But if you put all this stuff together, you can see where this could
> go... a world that is completely controlled just by thoughts.
Thanks for the pointers, Ryan. I'll check out those studies, but I
still believe that "cognition" of the human brain is un-interfaceable...
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