Tony Nicklinson made internet history today by becoming the first person to tweet using only the movement of his eyes.



The 57-year-old suffers from a condition known as "locked-in" syndrome. Back in 2005, he suffered a massive stroke which left completely paralyzed and unable to speak, but his mind was unharmed. He uses a machine installed with special software that reads the movement of his eyes on a keyboard which converts each letter selection into text and speech.

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Sadly, Nicklinson doesn't seem all that excited about the future. According to the Guardian, he's planning on heading to the high courts next week to argue that a doctor should be allowed lawfully to end his own life. He says his current state is “dull, miserable, demeaning, undignified and intolerable.”