Talk about dropping the ball. Earlier today, Juliano Pinto — a 29 year-old paraplegic — successfully kicked off the 2014 FIFA World Cup by using a mind-controlled exoskeleton. But sadly, most TV networks failed to show it.
After months of hype, the official broadcast of the opening ceremonies showed only a fraction of it, while some TV networks missed the event altogether. Commentators criticized the organizers for casting aside the moment in favor of performing acts.
The Twittersphere was unhappy:
Here's a camcorder view:
The device was created by a team of more than 150 researchers led by Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel Nicolesis. More about the project here.