Biomimicry

Turning Brain Waves into Tweets

twitter brain interface
Are you using Twitter and looking for faster ways to update your followers with your utterly mundane status on what you are thinking? Adam Wilson from the University of Wisconsin has now created a brain-twitter interface – you think it, you tweet it.

Alright, the brainwave control interface used is nothing fancy – we have seen that one before – and it allows you to write only an average of ten characters a minute. So what is the point here? Should we interpret this work as an emerging technology that is currently in its infancy but will soon reach total world domination? Or rather as a social-cultural reflection on the phenomenon of Twitter and the re-tribalizing functioning it undoubtedly has? My guess is the latter. It might just because of my nextnature mindset, but as far as I can understand it, tweeting is all about we.

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