Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 10th Oct 2011 19:55 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Within the last few days we read the news about Apple's Siri AI personal assistant, and about a brain implant that lets monkeys control virtual limps & feel virtual objects. I believe that if someone is to also combine a few more technologies (e.g. high-res eyeware, appropriate operating system changes), we will be looking at the next user interface revolution, after the inventions of the computer mouse and touch interfaces.
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by behemot on Mon 10th Oct 2011 23:23 UTC
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I think people have a real problem with imagination to just love spend their day typing in a chair, maybe they love their Alt+Tabbing of multiple Windows/Applications.

The thing is I believe that brainwaves as a user interface will be the future, but not with implants and not with complex AIs messing around. It'll just be better if we can use a display in glasses and/or contact lenses and if we discretize the elements of the user interface in such a way that we would not need any complex AI to be programmed and trained just to turn the device into something useful.

I think that this would be a better solution than messing with implants that would need a wholly class of new regulations (probably international regulations).

Every night when I spend some time browsing the internet with my iPod before I sleep I think that it would be really nice just to read, zoom, "type" if I just needed to think in press "A", then "R", then "S" instead of going and typing ARS or pinching the screen, it would be marvelous as well if I could read holding the device in front of me.

I believe this will be the future, it's better, more accessible, even to someone who cannot control his hands or do not have hands, this type of people exist, that what we have today, and I think will be the new touch when it finally arrives, I just hope to be alive in this happens.

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