Eye-tracking technology & a sensor-mounted headset with a brain-machine interface which detects electrical brain waves and converts them into digital signals. Sounds like science-fiction? Not anymore. Japan is planning in the next decade to develop such robotic equipment that use thought to activate. What for? Let’s just mention television thought activate command, text messages (including phone, messengers or emails) or robotic machines activation.
Sending command to electrical devices is not new – just look at prosthetic arms. On the other hand, the level of interconnectivity that this new Japanese technology is bringing, will change the way we understand interaction with the world. Imagine, while driving, you need to know what are the best restaurants that also have seats and that serve your favourite dish. While it took to read this last sentence, your reservation has already been made.
More info: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/japan-eyes-mind-reading-devices-robots-by-2020-5537054.html