Link: The Ultimate Interface: Your Brain | Ramez Naam

The final frontier of digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to go there. And increasingly, it looks like it’s possible.
You’ve probably read bits and pieces about brain implants and prostheses. Let me give you the big picture.
Neural implants could accomplish things no external interface could: Virtual and augmented reality with all 5 senses (or more); augmentation of human memory, attention, and learning speed; even multi-sense telepathy — sharing what we see, hear, touch, and even perhaps what we think and feel with others.

Source: The Ultimate Interface: Your Brain | Ramez Naam

A decent list of UX questions for a unified customer experience

I’m not a huge fan of the term ‘Omni-channel,’ but the core concepts in the post below is valid – the burden of figuring out the mode of interaction shouldn’t fall on customers.  Companies must craft a user experience that provides for the highest quality interactions, at every touchpoint:

But an omni-channel experience isn’t just about having multiple channels: it’s about making sure those channels all work together. The idea behind omni-channel is that it all the service channels are connected, integrated, and consistent. When customers call your company, they don’t view your support channels separately; to them, everything is managed as a whole, not a bunch of different departments. And they’re not wrong to view the customer experience this way—91% of customers want to pick up where they left off when they switch between channels.

Source: Are You Ready to Give Your Customers an Omni-Channel Experience? | UX Magazine