Scientists 'hack' into Stephen Hawking's mega-mind6/25/2012
People almost as clever as super-genius physicist Stephen Hawking have worked out a way to "hack" into his brain and access his brilliant thoughts directly. Hawking suffers from motor neuron disease which severely impedes his ability to communicate. Having lost the ability to speak 30 years ago, Hawking has been "talking" through a computer. However, as his condition deteriorates, the 70-year-old will soon be unable to use it, effectively trapping some of the world's most ingenious thought. Enter the iBrain, a device which takes Hawking's body out of the equation, picking up and interpreting Hawking's brain activity via computer. "We're building technology that will allow humanity to have access to the human brain for the first time," said Stanford University Professor Low. Put on your jumpsuits, people. The future is here.
How far do you think this kind of technology could go?