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The games helmet that reads minds

The Times - Sunday, November 25, 2007:

Think carefully before you answer: is a device that is capable of reading people's minds fact or fantasy? We knew you'd say that. But scientists at an American laboratory have been brainstorming the same question for more than five years and have come up with a mind-blowingly different answer.

They call it Epoc, but when it is launched early next year in Britain and the US it will probably be known simply as the "mind-reading helmet", capable, supposedly, of knowing what users are thinking.

The device is being hailed as a revolutionary breakthrough in the way that humans will be able to interact with computers. Its implications are massive, opening the possibility that one day people will be able to control everything from light switches to the cursor on their computer screen simply by thinking about it. However, for now, the technology will be used as the ultimate gimmick: to play computer games simply by thinking your screen character into action.

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Douche3498d ago

That "omg, I have to get my hands on this right now" kind of crazy. I wonder when and if this will be implimented into the consoles of the future. I also wonder if this would really be fun to use in games. It would feel wierd to not have to use a controller anymore. Gaming aside though, there are so many other possibilties to this. I can't wait to hear more about this upon its release.

gamesR4fun3497d ago (Edited 3497d ago )

But ya if it does hit and works it would change everything. Imagine perfect control at the speed of thought. Now plug one into your desktop or even a r/l jet...

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Just cant see it happening the impact would be huge and no not the holodeck vr sort of thing either signals just one way ei it reads your mind but cant put images in your head... Still can you imagine how efficient a person could be with one of these... Typing at the speed of thought for example.

felman873497d ago

A few steps away from VR

Grinchy3497d ago

was just thinking, one step closer to the holodeck! would love to get me hands (or brain) on this

Kirderf3497d ago

Is this really true? And if it is, how do you play FPS then? I mean in online battles everyone would be thinking "Do a headshot, do a headshot".

IGNFTW3497d ago

NEVER SEE MUCH SUCCESS,YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT IT IS?

ASK YOURSELF: IF THIS PRODUCT ACTUALLY WORKS,WHAT USE IS THERE FOR A MOUSE?A GAME CONTROLLER?A LIGHT SWITCH?A TV REMOTE?

PRODUCTS LIKE THESE CAN KILL SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES IN A MATTER OF MONTHS,REST ASSURED,THEY WILL MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T SUCCEED.

riqued3497d ago

This one would only substitute the controller in a few occasions.

And when "real" virtual reality is possible you will see Sony, MS and Nintendo battling on who has the most realistic virtual reality console.

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