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[2]: a load of garbage
by Neolander on Tue 11th Oct 2011 10:43 UTC in reply to "RE: a load of garbage"
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I think this bike example wouldn't work, because thoughts are not detailed enough for the computer to know exactly what you want if you think "I need a bike there".

Have you ever faced a situation where you have something in mind, you think you know exactly what it is, but as soon as you want to explain it or create it (if it is a physical object), you hesitate and must think some more ? I believe this reflects the way our mind works. We have a blurry image, and we work out details as needed. Like with vision : we only see a huge load of blur, with a tiny neat region in the middle, but our brain and eyes silently fetch and parse details on demand, so fast we don't notice.

Again, maybe someone who knows more about the subject than me can confirm. But if it's true, adding a bike in a CGI scene would need as much attention to details with a mind control interface as with a mouse. It would remain very lengthy, because although the brain-computer link could be made a bit faster, brain speed wou

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