BCI: Control with the brain as with the mouse – digitally


What comes after voice control? Is it up to Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk: brain-computer interfaces. For the time being, there are only bulky bracelets for the masses. The few real brain computers that exist need different ones.


Jannis Brühl

The tech industry has a mighty opponent called friction. Apps and cell phones should work with as little as possible friction – so quickly and easily – can be operated. From this perspective, smartphones are primitive: pull them out of your pocket, enter your pin, swipe, open apps – far too much friction. That’s why tech CEOs Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are interested in reading minds. Because it would be as smooth as the direct control of devices from the brain.

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