Oh, the thinks you can think

A children’s hospital in Toronto is working on an innovative strategy for mind-control interfaces. Instead of trying to directly interpret thoughts–the lead researcher on this project doubts this could happen, and we agree–the system works by interpreting brain activity as an indicator of positive or negative reaction to different options, such as choosing between two soft drinks. Apparently this differs from prior systems in that it is user-independent; anyone can use it without having to train the system first. Could this someday become sophisticated enough to interpret whether a computer user “prefers” the OK or Cancel button in an active dialogue box?

Gadgetel: I can read your mind

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