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Pinch me, one of my wildest dreams just became a mind-blowing reality, all thanks to the sheer brilliance of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) student named Arnav Kapur.

Kapur recently appeared in an episode of 60 minutes to evoke something that seemed to come from a sci-fi movie. The student, whose work specializes in the media lab, recently invented a mind-reading device he called “AlterEgo.” Using technology, Kapur can surf the Internet, order food and make phone calls simply by thinking about the action; it’s a concept he calls “telepathic web browsing.”

No more typing or speaking, just think of the order you want it to process, and voila, the Internet responds with secret vibrations. Can we take a moment to let that sink in, please?

This revolutionary device is worn on Kapur’s head and works by interpreting specific commands or questions that the user vocalizes internally.

Sitting down with one of the reporters from 60 minutes, Kapur casually asks the crew what kind of pizza topping they would like. Suspicious, as I think we all would be, the interviewer responds with “pepperoni.” Time passes and just as the team is about to leave, Kapur lets them know that their pizza has indeed arrived. Now I can get on board with this kind of technology.

Other impressive facts featured in the episode include Kapur being able to immediately give math answers such as “What is 45,689 divided by 67” and the student being able to name the largest city in Bulgaria and give its population.

Forget Siri or Alexa, Kapur’s mind-blowing invention made me think of the gripping British series, Years and Years. Remember the mind control episode where one of the characters implanted a chip in his head to gain limited knowledge? Well, Arnav’s AI-powered AlterEgo looks like a glimpse of the future closer than we could have ever imagined.

This prodigy of technology is no stranger to the spotlight. In fact, Kapur has been enlightening the audience TED Talks for a long time, passionately sharing his vision of AI becoming an extension of our minds. Who needs a laptop when you have an AlterEgo?

We are truly entering an age of mind-blowing technology. With a single thought, our brains can be connected to the vast realm of the Internet. The possibilities are beyond imagination, and Kapur is at the helm of this epic journey.


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