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Convergence: Brain-Control Interfaces & Robotics

Posted in Health Care

Whenever I give presentations on emerging technologies or the future of technology, I stress to my audiences that one of the big themes they must keep in mind is convergence—the idea that different technologies will “mix and match” in unique and innovative ways.

One clear field of convergence I see on the horizon is “brain-controlled” robots. Although the 40-second video (below) is in Japanese, it offers an early (and admittedly) crude vision of how soldiers, stroke victims and senior citizens will soon be able to control robots by thought alone:

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