Ctrl-labs CEO: "We’ll have neural interfaces in less than 5 years."

#Comment: Ctrl-labs CEO Thomas Reardon is the poster child snake oil salesmen, hence a good fit for facebook which recently acquired his startup. He is always perversely overselling the basic #BCI capabilities they aim to eventually productize - stuff that has been around for 25+ years and is progressing only gradually. While "move a cursor with your mind" is a neat party trick, it isn't all that useful from a #HCI perspective (we evolved to use eyes/hands over millions of years, a highly fine-tuned modality). And using BCI for more complex tasks ("general thought to action") is still very much in basic scientific research territory (and an ethical nightmare). Certainly, BCI makes #VR (fb's other complex long-term bet) look like child's play.