>> Friday, March 14, 2008
the people at audeo have created a device that allows thought to "speech". it can only recognize 150 words, but of course that will grow. a person wears a neckband which intercepts neural signals from the brain to the vocal chords and converts it to synthesized "speech".
like almost any new technology, there is the potential for this to be used for more heinous things than allowing those who have lost speech to speak again (like interrogation, forced mind reading, etc...) but it is an incredible invention, and shows just how soon the flesh will meet the tech.
via wordsoup... which grows on me every time i read it.