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.


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.”