The advance of brain-machine interface technology

In a repetition of a theme that is certain to grow stronger in years (hell, in months) to come, CNN reports on the developing field of brain implants that allow the physically disadvantaged to control computers using only their thoughts … so, cue the sort of gosh-wow handwaving that people start doing after they read Neuromancer the first time, but with actual examples of non-invasive technology turning up in the wake of years of theory, it’s hard not to get a little excited if you’re at all interested in technological transhumanism.