incidentally, some time in late 1998 (if my time sense is linear today), the very first successful dni was implemented. the man who recieved it was entirely paralyzed, and scientists thought they could improve the quality of his life by giving him the power to communicate again. unfortunately, the one way signal (out from the brain) could only be broadcast at 1 bit/sec. or some similar ridiculously low speed. one imagines that with training, this speed could be improved.