Just when I thought that I had finally come to terms with using wireless technologies (meaning not having screaming and sweaty nightmares of the wireless signals drawing blood out of my eyes and turning my limbs to pus) they have to go and one-up themselves again? Now I learn that when I’m 52 I’m going to need to adjust to not having keyboards, mice and remote controls because I’ll be controlling everything with my brain? Will this be the end of lightswitches and those browning levers on toasters, too?
Here’s the deal at Computerworld.com: Chips in Brains will control computers
“I think human beings are remarkable adaptive,” said Andrew Chien, vice president of research and director of future technologies research at Intel Labs.
I don’t think I even want to be that adaptive… While I understand seeking out the full potential of computers, I don’t know why they have to be so upbeat about it. All of this study into human enhancement/modification I think deserves an attitude more along the lines Oppenheimer’s attitude about nuclear bomb testing.
Honeslty, I suppose that the technology future is really bright, but sometimes I wish it could just halt for a few decades until I’m out of the way.
“We’re trying to prove you can do interesting things with brain waves,” said Pomerleau. “Eventually people may be willing to be more committed … to brain implants. Imagine being able to surf the Web with the power of your thoughts.”
Personally, I think with my brain waves and I think that is plenty interesting enough for me.