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Toyota Develops Mind Controlled Wheelchair

Posted Jul 31 2009 11:54am

Well, this is pretty amazing. The big brains at Toyota have developed a wheelchair that is operated through the power of the mind. By reading the user's brain waves, the chair can decipher the direction the user wants to travel.

As huge an advance in technology as this might be, I can foresee problems with it in every day use. There I'd be, happily zipping down the street on my mind controlled way, when an especially short miniskirt, a Lamborghini, or a particularly cute Labrador Retriever passes me by. Suddenly, the chair starts whirling like a dervish, and eventually launches me directly into traffic or through a plate glass window. Given my propensity for daydreaming, I might set out for a doctors appointment, and wind up in the Gobi desert...

I know my mind, and believe me, it's not to be trusted to follow a straight line for more than 30 seconds.

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