Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Telekinesis! Technology making it possible
The sci-fi movies and books have always fascinated us with telekinesis, that is the power to move things from a distant. I found a video of a recent TED conference, where an Asian lady demonstrate a devices that can interact with the electrical pulses your brain produces after each chemical reaction that is trigger with each of your thoughts. The interface looks comfortable enough, but the design will still make you look like a scientific experiment, I hope they change it to a more modern design.
Here is the video of the conference:
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Tan Le talks about how humans interact with machines, and how this headset will improve the user interface of “man-machine” system.
This kind of technology is great for games and to do cool stuffs like the one shown in this presentation, where a guy controls his house with his mind. All of these thing are really cool because you will be able to toughly interact with things like games, but I don’t think this is virtual reality quite yet. When they manage to stimuli your brain so when there is a breeze in the game you feel it, or even better if a dragon breath fire on you, you actuality feel the toasting…(need to think more about it).
Controlling the house with mind commands, also deserves a round of applauses, just imagine not needing to go to the garage to change the thermostats’ temperature, and instead you just think about it.
Lastly what I think was the greatest was the use disable people can give to this technology. This would help many disable people to be independent and to not need a care taker. I hope they focus on the disable first, and then on the general public, I am sure we all can wait for Mortal Kombat “Brutal Reality” a little longer.