intelligence augmentation device

The futurist Ray Kurzweil reports that, thanks to a new “intelligence-augmentation device”¬†invented by an MIT research group, users can “‘speak silently’ with a computer by just thinking.”

The device, called AlterEgo, uses electrodes to gather “otherwise undetectable neuromuscular sub-vocalizations” and create data that can be “understood” by the user’s computer system. To activate the