Human–computer interaction

Mind Over Matter: The Future Of Human-Computer Interfaces

October 14, 2010

The human-computer user interface has been one of the slowest to evolve and typewriter-style of keyboard and mouse controls are still the norm. The interface, however, is not going to be limited forever by the above combo, no matter how prevalent it may be today. We have already witnessed the introduction and growing success of touch-screen and voice-control devices becoming widely available to the public. Ultimately, the future of human-computer interface is one of direct brain-computer communication. For example, check out the following 3 videos to see a few recent projects from labs across the globe. A Canadian company is developing a pioneering thought control technology that will eventually allow us to control objects and move matter only with our mind.  Check out the attached Reuters News video report by Jim Drury about the future of human-computer interface. Swiss researchers [...]

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