I’m not a Twitter user, mostly because I don’t see the point. Between this blog and my Facebook page, anyone curious enough has ample opportunity to find out what’s going on inside my head. But it’s still exciting to see University of Wisconsin researchers using a neural computer interface to compose Twitter messages. The researchers point out that Twitter is ideally suited to this kind of interface because sending a tweet takes relatively few steps.
This technology is bound to become more responsive and easier to use, but that’s probably all the more reason for me to stay away from Twitter. If the interface is too sensitive, it might start broadcasting tweets from my subconscious:
- really have to pee
- wonder if I have any Pringles left at home
- OMG fishnets!