Monday, April 04, 2005

Computers that can read your thoughts

USA Today has this great article up right now, examining the latest breakthoughs in computers that can respond to human thoughts (and the unique electrical signals such thoughts produce). The article's fascinating enough on its own, but this paragraph especially gave me pause:

"Eventually, paralyzed people might even wear lightweight mechanical arms and legs that fit over their own limbs and would enable them to walk and reach for things, says Miguel Nicolelis of Duke University, who calls such devices 'wearable robots.'"

Finally, my lifelong dream of becoming a Borg moves one step closer to reality! Resistance is futile! You will be assimilated!