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Just when I was thinking....

Just when I was thinking about the new device with which we can control things with our thoughts - is it iot - Internet of things  ? or something? I am not sure, things got funny. I started wondering now even my thoughts will be hacked my my loving, caring surrounding people - like my land line, like my router, or routers and like my mobile phone and like my postal letters.

Being the actual personification of the word paranoia, I am expected to think like that. Am I not? So I will start thinking, it is very stuffy inside this room, let me go and sit in the hall with all the windows open. But then my controlled thoughts will tell me - no, I am telling you, like always, for your own good. You should sit in one corner, without interacting with any one, without seeing anyone. Then when I decide to go to my terrace or to the balcony, my thoughts will scream at me - no, no, no, believe me. It is not good for you. Just believe me and obey me. See what have you landed yourself into by not listening to me. Do not step outside the house. Not good for you.

But is this too much? The technology is about controlling things with your thoughts. Not controlling your thoughts themselves.

Coming back to reality, in Stanford university, scientists have discovered a way of typing with thoughts. You need to just think about moving your forearms on these letters.

So nice for me. I will have to just think - at override public void oncreate with parameter bundle and this line will appear on the screen. May be my productivity will increase? Finally?

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