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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RE: Brainwaves are not standard
by unclefester on Tue 11th Oct 2011 07:42 UTC in reply to "Brainwaves are not standard"
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We learn to control movement almost entirely by trial and error. This creates a hard-wired algorithm in the neuromuscular system based on continuous feedback. The more we practice the stronger and more refined the algorithm becomes.

It is extremely unlikely that anyone could ever do a highly complex task by mind control alone. Because there is virtually no feedback the brain finds it extremely difficult to learn. The neuromuscular system takes only seconds to master simple tasks, such as flicking a light switch. The same task takes hours to learn to control by the mind.

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