Angry Robot


Excellent article by John Hockenberry in this month’s Wired (no link yet) about people with disabilities and the brain/body/machine relationship they are profoundly more aware of than most of us. The article makes reference to a fascinating experiment in which a patient with “locked-in syndrome,” who can’t move his body at all, but whose mind is active, has an implant put into his brain and is able to control a cursor with his thoughts. This is exciting stuff for anyone into man-machine interfaces. Perhaps eXistenZ isn’t so far off.