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 No it isnt on Mon 10th Oct 2011 21:20 UTC
No it isnt
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2005-11-14

I've been using my brain to control computers for years. The most practical brain-computer-interface I've tried so far is digital, i.e. using my brain to control the digits on my hands to strike keys on a keyboard. I especially like the feedback mechanisms, which are both visual and tactile, so that I can read the output immediately for easily calibration of the input mechanism. Often, I will intuitively 'feel' when the input is wrong, even without watching the output.

Yeah, it's amazing.

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RE: Already there
by tomcat on Mon 10th Oct 2011 21:59 in reply to "Already there"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

+1. Some people have zero sense of humor.

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RE: Already there
by viton on Tue 11th Oct 2011 00:24 in reply to "Already there"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

using my brain to control the digits on my hands to strike keys on a keyboard.

Well, it is nice if you have 2 hands. But some persons are not that lucky.

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by No it isnt on Tue 11th Oct 2011 08:38 in reply to "RE: Already there"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

An excellent point. Brainwave control has its place, but it's a prosthesis. Physically healthy humans are just too well adapted for direct interaction with a spacial world for it to make sense, IMO.

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by Doc Pain on Tue 11th Oct 2011 17:37 in reply to "RE: Already there"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

Well, it is nice if you have 2 hands. But some persons are not that lucky.


Fully agree. Something similar can be said about people having non-neurotypical brainwaves - or just not the required set of two 100% working eyes to participate in 3D hype. :-)

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