Sunday, June 8, 2008

I Still Want My Fucking Jet Pack...

But this will do in the meantime. Emotiv's brainwave-reading products made a brief appearance in last year's flash piece "Repeating the Past", which is set less than ten years from now, so it's nice to see they're still on track.

I bet Stephen Hawking already has one.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Daniel Andrlik said...

I believe they are still planning on shipping consumer models before this year's holiday season. :-)

June 8, 2008 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Actually, it claims they are.

So, so very tempted. Not least for the FPS amusement. "I can kill you with my brain."

June 8, 2008 at 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read an article recently about experiments performed on chimps (yes, we still experiment on chimps). In this experiment, they bound the cute little feller's arms and wired artifical limbs to his brain. The little ape was then presented with treats (marshmallows, I think) and he was able to use the artifical limbs to place them in his mouth.

I just want to know who paid for the dental bills.

June 9, 2008 at 1:58 PM  
OpenID bec-87rb said...

Cool.

Yeah, anonymous, I saw that article on the monkeys, too, in Science. There was even a photo. I thought somehow inserted electrodes were involved?

June 9, 2008 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger PhillipTwisted said...

Wow...I wonder how the military is going to abuse this technology.

June 10, 2008 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Peter Watts said...

Oh, never fear,
they're already on it
. We've even mentioned such developments here on the 'crawl, on occasion.

June 10, 2008 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Strannik said...

Forget FPS.
I want one that can simulate a mouse and keyboard. Failing that, I want to be able to use one like the characters did in Brin's Earth and back it up with a well trained copy of Dragonspeak.

June 12, 2008 at 11:17 AM  

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