Mind Games!

Recently read all of Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey books from inc 2001, 2010, 2061 and 3001.

In his book 3001: The Final Odyssey, the body of character Frank Poole (the astronaut who was murdered by HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey) is found drifting in space for a millennium and then brought back to life.

One of the most notable features of the futuristic world he has been awakened to is the Braincap, a technology which interfaces directly into the human brain, and allows Frank to participate within Virtual Worlds projected into and generated from his mind…

Sounds like elusive sci-fi wish-list… but are we really that far away from such an amazing device… no we’re not… I have been keeping a special eye on a small company called Emotiv who announced last year their rather cool gaming device…the Emotic EPOC NeuroHeadset…which allows you to controls games with thoughts, emotions and facial expressions… This is going on sale later this year…


http://emotiv.com/corporate/ – the video is really worth watching…

I have seen a growing amount of news headlines on the internet about some of the amazing progression in brain-computer-interfaces over the last few years…

How cool would it be to be able to fully interact with our environments, eg: light switches, cookers, cars, and of course each-other simply by the power of thought…

This technology really seems to be moving forward in leaps and bounds and I believe, in a lot of ways…

Here’s just a handful of the more articles that interested me:

As we chip away at reverse-engineering the brain and the mind I believe we are truly inventing the next evolution of mankind… nearly as evolutionary as developing language… are we on the brink of telepathy and the end of written, verbal and gestured communications… is the human race about to lose the ability to lie to one another???

I find this stuff truly awesome but totally scary at the same time!

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  1. Pingback: NeuroSky - Dry EEG Headset « Andy Poots’s Weblog

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