Within five years, IBM believes we'll begin to see early applications of mind reading technology that up to now have been little more than science fiction fantasies. The geeks in blue are, at this very moment, researching ways to link your brain to electronic devices so, for example, you could simply think about calling someone on your smartphone and it would happen. And looking longer term, IBM believes brain control will take over manual typing.
The collective cry from Wall Street this morning is, "They took our Jobs!" Wait, that might have been what was beaming from a repeat episode of South Park. In any event, Apple investors are trying to figure out what life will be like in the Cupertino camp after Steve Jobs dropped a bombshell late yesterday announcing his resignation, effective immediately, with former COO Tim Cook stepping in as his replacement.