Ping 163: Xbox Countdown, Programming language popularity, 3D presentations, Eye controlled computerJan 09, 2013 at 12:08 PM
As I listened to your list of uses for the Eye Controlled Computer, I was left with the impression you two just really don't get it . . . THIS IS HUGE!
Stephen Hawking and his grad students not withstanding, that is kind of technology is now becoming main stream and accessible is a wonderful step forward for ALS, Quadriplegic and other folks in similar situations.
I had a close friend with ALS who was an IT professional. Loosing the ability to control a computer, even at the simple level of web browsing, so early in the decease was very disheartening for him. That computer use can be extended for even a year or two is a great step forward . . . particularly in situations where you still have an active alert mind that is trapped in a body that won't work.
I challenge both of you to consider the following: If you couldn't use your cellphone, PDA, computer or XBOX tomorrow unless this technology was embraced and working . . . how would you have pitched this news in that case?