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Paralysed Man Sends E-Mail by Thought


Posted on Saturday, 16 October, 2004 | Comment icon 22 comments | News tip by: Stellar


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"An pill-sized brain chip has allowed a quadriplegic man to check e-mail and play computer games using his thoughts."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by Magnet on 20 October, 2004, 19:11
I think it is dangerous stuff. Imagine someone breaking into your thoughts later on in the future, or even someone being able to manipulate anything with their head...
Comment icon #14 Posted by Janiel on 20 October, 2004, 19:38
dude, thats scary....dont ever say that again
Comment icon #15 Posted by BurnSide on 20 October, 2004, 19:39
Comment icon #16 Posted by Magnet on 20 October, 2004, 19:49
Yeah, I think you post enough as it is
Comment icon #17 Posted by BurnSide on 20 October, 2004, 19:53
Fantastic observation there.To get back on topic, the implications of this are astounding.Think about it. Artificial limbs working like a real limb would simply with a chip attached to the brain at the right place. Thats just one of several possibilities i can think of.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Magnet on 20 October, 2004, 19:56
It should just be kept by medical reasearch [although I know its impossible]
Comment icon #19 Posted by BurnSide on 20 October, 2004, 19:59
You're right.As it's been said, there is also a large downside to this.Imagine, spam transfered by thought... yikes...
Comment icon #20 Posted by Stellar on 20 October, 2004, 20:20
Lol... middle of math class. "And thats why the answer is--- PAY NO MORE! Free access to millions of XXX sites for only one low payement of $19.99!--- Erm, sorry class, where was I?"
Comment icon #21 Posted by Janiel on 20 October, 2004, 23:51
ROFL!
Comment icon #22 Posted by SecretGovernment on 21 October, 2004, 0:14
I think it's wonderful that were making such advances.


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