Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BCI goes mainstream

Probability: 70%

Timeline: 15 years

I was originally going to title this "We control computers with our mind" but then I remembered that functional BCI (brain computer interface) has been around for decades!

What I predict, is that it will become an actual viable alternative to other input methods, like touchscreens, keyboards, and mice.

The major bottleneck to effectively using communication and computing tools right now is the inefficiency of our input and output devices.

Once we can have more direct control and communication with computers -- and each other -- I think it will open up a whole new world of possibilities.

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