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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Hacking
by jal_ on Tue 11th Oct 2011 08:26 UTC
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What noone has mentioned as far as I could see skimming the comments, is the great potential for hacking, and the immense dangers that would ensue. With glasses for augmented reality (blinding someone, for example) and even more with brain implants (the article already mentioned hallucinations, what if an evil hacker sends you those "hallicinations")? And, to take it into the realm of "trust noone": what if the government would abuse your implants? I shudder to think of the possibilities the less benign governments would have (did I say less benign? German governement spyware anyone?).

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