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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008 edited
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    Virtual Reality closer than we think?

    OMNONOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
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    Why the unhappy face?

    Are you bothered by the beginning of the end of keyboard induced carpal tunnel?


    Personally I would be more worried if it was invasive...
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
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    Oh, that's not a sad face at all! That's a too-excited-for-words expression.
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
     (1109.4)
    Neuro-engineering? Really? I can't decide if I'm more baffled or freaked out. I would trust one of those things on my head about as much as I'd trust a scalpel in my pants pocket.
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008 edited
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    Does anyone else find this extremely fucking alarming?? "Emotiv is working with IBM to develop the technology for uses in strategic enterprise business markets and virtual worlds". "The headset could be used to improve the realism of emotional responses of AI characters in games" What the fuck?? Remember the brain bombs in Transmet? I don't want these people in my head, or the heads of the people around me. I am actually a little bit nervous about being alive anymore. Is it really so much work to click the fucking buttons required to play a video game that we have to jeopardize our brains? Yikes humanity. Not to mention the brain cancer. I personally, do not like brain cancer, and so this technology not only doesn't appeal to me, but frightens me. Did any one else see that movie Existenz? Children today have a hard enough time distinguishing reality from fiction; do we really need this???
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      CommentAuthorAdam
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
     (1109.6)
    Wow. Now we don't even have to get the minimal amount of finger-exercise that gaming resulted in - we can just SIT there entirely unmoving :D

    I personally, do not like brain cancer


    Second. Cancer in me headmeats wasn't what I had planned for the weekend. ANY weekend. Ever.
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
     (1109.7)
    Spiral put this up on Grinding two weeks ago.. weird that it's only hitting BBC News now

    i reckon the Neurosky mind-controller sounds heaps cooler tho.. cause its for toys
    toys are my friends
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      CommentAuthortekende
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
     (1109.8)
    $299?

    Does that price seem a little low to anyone else if this thing works like it claims?
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    @m1k3y

    My guess it's only hitting the news now because the Game Developers Conference has started.
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
     (1109.10)
    @Spiral
    ah, yes.. the GDC.. of course
    i guess we'll prolly be flooded with pix of Kurzweil in a full MindControl helmet trying to bring on the Singularity

    if only we had some spies there... ;)
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      CommentAuthornexus
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
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    one question: how do i get a job doing that? neuroengineering, that is. screw this whole "medical research" crap i've been into, that other is way, WAY cooler.
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    If you stap this on the average Halo using it just sits there like a lump of plastic doesn't it?

    Really, is mashing buttons or stroking keys really that much of a challenge? I feel like the coming generations are being raised like veal.
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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
     (1109.13)
    Ooooh! That is nice and cheap. At that price even if it only half-way worked I would still have a number of fun things I would like to try making.
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
     (1109.14)
    @cyman

    Improve responses by being able to read your emotions to events occurring. Like if you are mad, then it knows to get aggressive or simpering depending on its response set.

    Again, this is a noninvasive strategy, nor does it look like a cute ploy to get us all to strap electromagnets on our heads.

    Remember the monkey? It was fine.
    • CommentAuthorMrD
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2008
     (1109.15)
    Using mouse and keyboard for gaming requires some form of conscious effort to control them. A skilled user becomes proficient and develops their skills. Now they are suggesting we attach something that uses brain impulses? Well, the boffins can't make light of mens particular thoughts every 60 seconds and then think we can block those sub-conscious thoughts from producing spikes in our games controlling!

    Run,...jump,...collect powerup,....duck under the platform,.....run and jump over the hole,....SEX!.....ooer