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Friday, September 4, 2009

When Technology, Laziness, and New Age Collide

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 10:24 AM

According to neatorama, British scientists are in the process of developing a chip that goes inside of your brain to turn on the TV with your mind.

The tiny sensor would sit on the surface of the brain, picking up the electrical activity of nerve cells and passing the signal wirelessly to a receiver on the skull.

The signal would then be used to control a cursor on a computer screen, operate electronic gadgets or steer an electric wheelchair.

Sure, they're introducing this to benefit the disabled, but that's obviously not going to last. Soon anyone too lazy to dig under the cushions to find their remote will be able to get one, which will make for an excellent new spin on domestic arguments about leaving lights on and which show to watch. And what happens if a chip owner is high or blacked out drunk? This could be good for YouTube.

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Shh, don't break her concentration while she's vacuuming.

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