He took a few courses at MIT, and at 15, he enrolled at the University of New Hampshire. He wound up at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at first working in the radiology lab at Duke, helping to get the university’s computer system working smoothly with the internet.He was miserable—a combination of being a peach-fuzz outsider and having no money. He soon started his own networking company, creating utilities for the then-mighty Novell networking software.The person leading this effort is a talented coder with a strategic bent, who has led big corporate initiatives—and left it all for a while to become a neuroscientist.
Ultimately, CTRL-Labs hopes to pave the way for a future in which humans can seamlessly manipulate broad swaths of their environment using tools that are currently uninvented.
Where the robust signals from the arm—the secret mouthpiece of the mind—become our prime means of negotiating with an electronic sphere.
This initiative comes at a prescient moment for CTRL-Labs, where the company finds itself perfectly positioned to innovate.
He sits down at a computer keyboard, fires up his monitor, and begins typing. That’s cool, but what makes it more than a magic trick is how it’s happening.
After a few lines of text, he pushes the keyboard away, exposing the white surface of a conference table in the midtown Manhattan headquarters of his startup. The text on the screen is being generated not by his fingertips, but rather by the signals his brain is sending to his fingers.