Friday, April 13, 2012

Scarlett Thomas' "The Drop" (short story, free): Romance in an even more gadgety near future

While the story itself is not too remarkable (though it's more interesting than others I've seen from Intel so far), what I found interesting was: this is the first story I've seen so far that describes a plausible thought-control interface for gadgets. How to, e.g., send SMS via your wrist watch (assuming you still wear it) - i.e., texting from devices that don't have a keypad.

Fact sheet.

First published: 2011? At Intel website.
Download full text/MP3 from Intel website.
Rating: B.