Technology pundits speculate that mind control is the future of gaming. They envision that the movements of computer game characters will be controlled not with joysticks but with non-invasive brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) which monitor the brain’s electrical activity and transmit the signals to the games console.
Although scientists are concerned about the non-therapeutic use of BCIs, such devices are already commercially available; last year, Emotiv Systems demonstrated its Project Epoch EEG cap, and began marketing it to games developers such as Sega and Nintendo.
In anticipation of the time when gamers can put their joysticks down for good, gadget website T3 has produced this artist’s impression of the Nintendo Wii as it might look in 2010.
(Via West Whim)
Update: Here’s something on Emotiv’s newest device.