Neu­ro­sci­en­tists are racing to per­fect brain-​​computer inter­faces and as they do, the line between sci-​​fi and reality blurs. Iron Man exoskele­tons, Matrix-​​style brain down­loads and Vulcan mind-​​melds feel within reach.

I think nothing is impos­sible up front,” said Deniz Erdogmus, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity spe­cial­izing in non­in­va­sive brain-​​computer inter­faces or BCI for short. He and his col­leagues are devel­oping a brain-​​controlled key­board to help people with speech impair­ments com­mu­ni­cate rapidly.

While we’re not at Spock level yet, Erdogmus shares some of the most promising brain-​​controlled tech out there.

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