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professor of cybernetics, University of Reading


The greatest innovation is, for me, yet to occur. It will be the first direct electronic communication between two human brains. There have of course already been distinct steps along the way:

24 May 1844 - First telegraphic communication between two humans.

10 March 1876 - First acoustic telegraphic communication between two humans (effectively the first telephone message).

10 June 2002 - First telegraphic (purely electronic) communication between two human nervous systems.

? - First telegraphic (purely electronic) communication between two human brains.

Kevin Warwick is the professor of cybernetics at the School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading.