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Submission + - SPAM: Telepathic typing? 1

destinyland writes: "Why bother to type a document using a keyboard when you can write it by simply thinking about the letters?" asks this article. A brain wave study presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society shows that people with electrodes in their brains can "type"... using just their minds. The study involved electrocorticography — a sheet of electrodes laid directly on the surface of the brain after a surgical incision into the skull. ("We were able to consistently predict the desired letters for our patients at or near 100 percent accuracy," explains one Mayo clinic neurologist.) And besides typing, there's new brain wave applications that can now turn brain waves into music and even Twitter status updates — by thought alone.
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Telepathic typing?

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  • i love the idea of typing faster. i love the idea of not straining to keep my hands on the keyboard, mouse, straining my neck to see the screen when all communication could be through a cable in the back of my head or whatever.

    but when will the computer begin to type before i am aware of what i want to type?

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