The Robot Takeover is Getting Closer

i-9156072bd52d52d27739207cb882f917-mind_control.jpgA mind control device … where your mind controls a video game, is soon to be developed, and is obviously the first step in the Robot plan to Take Over the World.

Some scary new technology will soon be coming to market: video game controllers that let you use your thoughts rather than your hands. The EPOC neuroheadsets are “designed to detect conscious thoughts and expressions as well as ‘non-conscious emotions’ by reading electrical signals around the brain”.

Reward now, punishment later. [source: Primordial Blog]

Then there’s this:

Japanese to get portable personal trainers — on their ears from
A Japanese firm on Tuesday unveiled a portable, personal exercise instructor in the form of a headset which will give instant advice by checking the pulse on the wearer’s earlobe.


This is obviously how the robots will communicate their desires to us.

(see all my other posts on Robots and their plans)


  1. #1 decrepitoldfool
    February 26, 2008

    All I could think of when I saw that helmet is what a fantastic boon it will be for development of assistive technology. Quadraplegics, paraplegics, people with palsy disorders could all have a new lease on mobility and activity.

  2. #2 NJ
    February 26, 2008

    the first step in the Robot plan to Take Over the World.

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords…

  3. #3 Dunc
    February 26, 2008

    Damn straight. They surely can’t screw things up any more than we already have.

  4. #4 DaveWY
    February 26, 2008

    Perhaps you’ve already seen this…..

  5. #5 uncle noel
    February 26, 2008

    People are going to want them to change the channel; pressing buttons is so much work.
    But I want to put a stop to remote control devices being called “robots”! When true AI is developed, then we’ll see some robot overlords. “Though you took precautions, I could see your lips move.” – HAL 9000

  6. #6 Jose
    February 26, 2008

    Interesting stuff, i think it could be so useful for so many people… but you can’t help to imagine what the military could do with it,kinda scary