“Keyboard. How quaint.”

The Register reports a new brain-to-computer technology that does not require electrodes inserted into the brain. It sounds good, but it’s only half of the equation. A computer-to-brain interface is also required – for those artificial limbs they mention, you’ll need to feel how hard you’re grasping. And, while getting rid of the keyboard and/or mouse is nice, who wants to lug around a large display?

The title is, of course, Scotty’s quote in Star Trek IV when he realized that the Mac he was seated in front of didn’t have voice recognition.

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