Our Science Fiction Future: MMI Inbound!

The Mind-Machine Interface Cometh!

AS the puppy-blender is fond of saying… “faster, please.”  Weird controls that come from mechanical engineering problems are the stuff of legend.  For instance, why is it that airplanes steer backwards, compared to the way the human body moves, thus making it much more difficult to learn to handle an airplane?

Because the Wright brothers didn’t want to mess with the more complex cross-fuselage that would have allowed a more natural, shorten-the-left-to-turn-left machine interface.  MMI gets rid of all that, while hopefully allowing people with limited mobility much greater potential to get around.

Go go humanity, go.

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  1. Anna

     /  November 19, 2008

    Awesome!! May I make a suggestion–can you let people know when you post a link to a video? Just for those of us who can’t see those at work? 🙂

  2. I always thought of this type of advancement (in my usual, not specifically my industry sort of useless way) as being M.A.I (pronounced like ‘My’) for .M.achine .A.bstraction .I.ntelligence.

    Sigh, someday I will be involved with mass mad-scientist collectives or start my own. I’m so glad this has come to pass.

  3. Anna

     /  November 20, 2008

    If you start your own, can I be your chef, living in-compound? :: bats eyes :: I also do gardening, and Russ is quite good with a shovel, too…


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