December 23, 2011
Apple, Google and Microsoft are already investigating voice-controlled gadgets – or gadgets controlled by moving your body in front of a camera.
But IBM thinks the tech giants might be a little shortsighted – and predicts that mind-controlled computers will be on the market within five years.
‘Mind-reading has been wishful thinking for science fiction fans for decades, but their wish may soon come true,’ said a spokesperson. The company is investigating smartphone and PC technology where, ‘You would just need to think about calling someone, and it happens.’
The prediction was part of IBM’s annual ‘Five in Five’ report. The company also predicted that by 2016, passwords would have disappeared.