Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Brain-Reading Headset to Sell for $299

I'm not paying that much to have my brain read.

Hands cramping up from too many video games? How about controlling games with your thoughts instead? Later this year, Emotiv Systems Inc. plans to start selling the $299 EPOC neuroheadset to let you do just that.

Great, so the next time I'm trying to beat a frustrating level and I die for the twentieth time cause of some stupid little glitch in the game I'll get so mad my television will explode. I'll buy a brain-reader when it applies to everyday life instead of video games and I can make things move with my mind.

The headset's sensors are designed to detect conscious thoughts and expressions as well as "non-conscious emotions" by reading electrical signals around the brain, says the company, which demonstrated the wireless gadget at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

I don't want anything reading my brain. Trust me, it ain't pretty in there. Last thing I need is for Donkey Kong to judge me.

The company, which unveiled a prototype last year, says the headset can detect emotions such as anger, excitement and tension, as well as facial expressions and cognitive actions like pushing and pulling objects.

I'm not plugging my brain into any video system unless it's pornographic. Umm...I think I went too far.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't you just see these games, they'll have so much raping and killing...the mind is a terrible
place to visit.

February 26, 2008 9:58 AM  

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