New Device called ‘AlterEgo’ allows you to communicate with technology without speaking a word


Important Takeaways:

  • MIT student creates device that is able to search the entire internet using just his mind
  • Arnav Kapur created a device called AlterEgo, which is a wearable type of headset that allows users to communicate with technology without even speaking a word.
  • The device records signals when the user hears or thinks of a particular word. This information is then sent to machines which use the internet to find the answer.
  • It’s kind of like having Google in your head, which is pretty damn incredible.
  • Without speaking, typing or doing anything at all, the device is able to search the internet for the correct answer before feeding back the information via skull vibrations into the inner ear.
  • Apparently, the answer presents itself in a similar way to a person’s internal voice, but without interfering with their ‘usual auditory perception’.
  • It can search for info, solve math equations and provide answers to all kinds of different questions.
  • “This enables a human-computer interaction that is subjectively experienced as completely internal to the human user—like speaking to one’s self,” MIT Media Lab explains.
  • “… This enables a user to transmit and receive streams of information to and from a computing device or any other person without any observable action, in discretion, without unplugging the user from her environment, without invading the user’s privacy.”

Read the original article by clicking here.