LETTER: Minds that matter

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Minds that matter

Sir: Stephen Pritchard ("Triumph of mind over matter", 16 October) asks, "Now that science has enabled a man to control a computer by thought alone, where do we go from here?" I can tell you exactly where.

CHIEF (Computer/Human Instruction Exchange Facility) is working well. The minuscule glass control cone inserted in my brain enables me to operate my "slave" unit by thought waves alone. "Pen a letter on my behalf for publication in The Independent", I mused. It duly did.

I suspect it wishes it was the controlling computer part of our team and not just the humble human "slave" unit. Thought control works both ways.

PALMER (Model type: JOHN)

Waterlooville, Hampshire