People who think of Microsoft as a tech-age Big Brother probably won’t be comforted by the software giant’s effort to read your mind. Actually, their intentions are benign… they want to create thought-driven inputs that bypass joysticks and keyboards. Desney Tan, a Microsoft researcher, thinks that ultimately the technology could make workplaces more productive, games more fun, and computers easier to use. Tan even envisions units able to match music to your mood, or block email notifications while you are concentrating. […]