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Bye-bye, mouse. Hello, mind control

Maria Korolov | Nov. 27, 2012
When workplace computers moved beyond command-line interfaces to the mouse-and-windows-based graphical user interface, that was a major advance in usability. And the command line itself was a big improvement over the punch cards and tape that came before.

For example, the most advanced, mind-control interfaces are showing up for use in gaming, and to help the handicapped. Meanwhile, touch interfaces and speech recognition have become mainstream due to consumer adoption.

"Sometimes it's surprising to see that businesses are two or three versions of the software behind the personal world, because there are large costs to changing infrastructure," he says.

But the pace of change will speed up as businesses move to software-as-a-service and cloud-based applications, he says.

 

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