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Mind-controlled gaming headset unveiled
« on: February 22, 2008, 06:05:43 pm »


http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,23257539-5014239,00.html

NEUROHEADSET that allows the wearer to play videogames simply by thinking has been unveiled at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and will go on sale later this year.
The Emotiv EPOC "brain-computer interface device" looks like a headphone strap with 14 neurosensors that branch off it like fingers. The sensors sit on the sides of the temple and top of the head.

The device can detect conscious thoughts, areas of brain activity, facial expressions and even some emotions such as frustration, shock and anger, and will cost about $US300 ($326) when it is released in late 2008.

The EPOC will ship with a range of games designed specifically for the headset, but gamers will also be able to use it with existing PC titles by mapping certain thoughts to keystroke patterns.

"Being able to control a computer with your mind is the ultimate quest of human-machine interaction," said Emotiv Systems CEO, Nam Do.

"When integrated into games, virtual worlds and other simulated environments, this technology will have a profound impact on the user’s experience."

Gaming journalist Brian Crecente, who tried the EPOC at the conference, said the sensation of having his thoughts affect actions on the screen was "quite strange".

"To start you need to quickly synch your brain, teaching the computer to recognise the thought you use to perform the specific action. In my case I imagined the box in the centre of the monitor drifting away," he said.

"After doing this for a second or two, while the program 'recorded' they asked me to give it a try and it worked. Imagining the box floating up off the top of the screen, I was surprised to see it waver and then slowly move upwards until it disappeared.

"I laughed in surprise and the box immediately dropped back down again."

Emotiv also said it would work with computer giant IBM to explore potential business uses for the technology, including virtual training and simulation courses.

"As interactions in virtual environments become more complex, mice and keyboards alone may soon be inadequate," said vice-president of IBM's digital convergence division Paul Ledak.

"BCI (brain-computer interfacing) is an important component of the 3D internet and the future of virtual communication."

Links
Emotivhttp://www.emotiv.com/
Brian Crecente's article on Kotakuhttp://kotaku.com/358237/mind-over-no-matter-hands

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Re: Mind-controlled gaming headset unveiled
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008, 06:39:09 pm »
OH god NO!!!!   Now I can just see someone hooking this up/interfacing  to a home built ED209 (robocop droid) and attacking a police station or Muslim church or a civil rights march  and causing great destruction.Of course it will be carrying a AK 47  so the anti gunners can blame the weapon..

Powered by your thoughts, frikking scary..
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Re: Mind-controlled gaming headset unveiled
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 11:43:58 am »
I bet it causes cancer.
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Re: Mind-controlled gaming headset unveiled
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 04:10:39 pm »
OH god NO!!!!   Now I can just see someone hooking this up/interfacing  to a home built ED209 (robocop droid) and attacking a police station or Muslim church or a civil rights march  and causing great destruction.Of course it will be carrying a AK 47  so the anti gunners can blame the weapon..

Powered by your thoughts, frikking scary..
That thought hadn't occurred to me, but .... well.... I guess I like the way you think.

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Re: Mind-controlled gaming headset unveiled
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2008, 04:24:09 pm »
It doesn't matter what we think does it? They are going to get into our brains whether we like it or not. I was reading an article about 'singularity', which is the point when human intelligence is matched by machine intelligence and the two can be joined together. At that point normal humans become inferior to the humans with an 'enhanced brain' IE with a machine (computer nano chips) inside. These enhanced humans will be able to think much quicker and will be healthier and also live much longer. Now when you think that when the newest technology becomes available it is very expensive and so guess who will be the first to be 'enhanced'? Yep our super rich friends. Do you think that they will be willing to share that technology with the great unwashed? Well we'll soon find out singularity, said the article, is about 12 years away.
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Re: Mind-controlled gaming headset unveiled
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2008, 05:17:05 pm »
I try to look ahead and think about what scumbags/Government may try with something like this.. I myself dont care for it.  It will be another step towards making humans just sit and become a jello blob  with a headset melted into the neuro transmitters .  Artificial Intelligence is no longer in the scifi films .

Lets see in the past year I have read about inventions of , Spocks TRICORDER, anti gravity machines, lazer weapons, and other once scifi  stuff becoming reality. So, Whats next?
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Re: Mind-controlled gaming headset unveiled
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2008, 08:00:03 pm »
I try to look ahead and think about what scumbags/Government may try with something like this.. I myself dont care for it.  It will be another step towards making humans just sit and become a jello blob  with a headset melted into the neuro transmitters .  Artificial Intelligence is no longer in the scifi films .

Lets see in the past year I have read about inventions of , Spocks TRICORDER, anti gravity machines, lazer weapons, and other once scifi  stuff becoming reality. So, Whats next?
Hopefully a Stargate lol
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