Mental typewriter controlled by thought alone

Submitted by: gals4me 11 years ago in Science
http://ammies-believe-it-or-not.blogspot.com/2006/09/mental-typewriter-controlled-by.html

A computer controlled by the power of thought alone has been demonstrated at a major trade fair in Germany.
There are 29 comments:
Male 222
Its not for "laziness" it`s also for people with paralyzed limbs who don`t have the ability to use their hands >_>
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Male 2,781
YEAH I`LL HAVE TO GO WITH THE FLYING CAR TOO...
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Female 65
Weird...
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Male 143
seen
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Male 731
lol at mayhem :P
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Male 731
cool
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Female 454
Okay, girl, just control your thoughts...your good your good...

DILDO!!

sh*t!!!!

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Female 114
the germans are soo clever =-] coz im one xD
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Female 2,552
Jeez, how lazy do you have to be just to type.
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Male 1,092
Yeah RonSijm, I`d also like to see what I think when I`m sleeping - it could show you the parts of your dreams you forget
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Male 374
repost from a while ago.
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Female 878
That`s pretty cool.
If it works.
Which it probably doesn`t.
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Female 237
Just more proof that humanity is getting lazier and lazier. "Type using my hands? Yeah right!!"
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Male 254
I`d feel better reading this if it had "You" or "Your/You`re" instead of u an ur
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Male 150
WOW. i just found my halloween costume. "I am the Berling brain computer."
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Female 471
LOL @ Videogammer
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Male 1
It amazes me how no one seemed to actually read it. You control a <b>cursor</b>, NOT direct thought. Your brain moves the cursor around the screen.

I assume that this allows users to type on an on-screen keyboard. My question would be if this is practical, and, with practice, easier and faster than a keyboard.

In addition, this could make a great tool for an artist, especially with abstract art. While it would not generate an image based on your thoughts, it could read the cursor movements you give it to form smooth, perfect lines based on the potential path. Of course, all the current mouse paths are likely strait lines, so the program would become more complicated.

If this is released commercially, I would likely buy one if it is available to the public.

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Male 28
Mroofy_Llama, as long as your not thinking the "enter key" you can always just delete it ;)
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Male 3,014
^^^awww. Does someone need a free hug?
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Female 132
What if you`re talking to someone on msn or something and you think something you don`t want them to know? ...Not good.
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Male 28
LoL, it looks funny...
I would wear it while going to sleep,
It would be funny to read what i was thinking while i was asleep :O
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Female 1,972
To hell with the magic writing cap- I want my flying car!!!
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Male 2,586
yeah, imagine if you suddenly started stripping that hot girl next to you in your mind... you`d so be out of there faster than anything!
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Female 284
If I had to right a paper with one of those things, it`d be constantly punctuated with random thoughts. Much like this one.
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Male 1,265
Damnit, when is the future going to get here!
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Female 1,984
Deja vu. Why do I feel like I`ve read about this sort of thing b4?

Anyway... it`d be cool if our future children could write school papers and such solely by the power of their minds.

Yeeeeah.

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Male 150
Ummm... I didn`t read it but I think itsa bit of a repost. I don`t know if the other one said if it was at a trade fair, but i`m sure the gist is the same. Still cool though. And no, that was a speech recognition thing, those have been around for a long time.
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Male 803
Is that the one that totally messed up on the microsoft live test?
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Male 6
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