Neurophilosophy

Nintendo Wii as it might look in 2010

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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.

Comments

  1. #1 Justin
    June 26, 2008

    If Nintendo doesn’t do it, the open-source folks will.

  2. #2 Patty
    June 27, 2008

    What a better way to train our children how to be FAT and LAZY as they try to bend REALITY to their Will,…lol,…only to realize a computer interface works on a totally different energy spectrum than REALITY. Ahahahahaha LOL ROFL. FAT, stupid Children,.. here they come !

  3. #3 James
    June 27, 2008

    How can I invest in this?

  4. #4 Covarr
    June 29, 2008

    Mind control removes the challenge. It removes hand-eye coordination. It would reek for games, save for a complete virtual-reality setting.

  5. #5 Amiya Sarkar
    June 30, 2008

    No one really knows what and how much this brain computer hand-shaking is really capable of. Recently a robot in Japan exercised, upon thought signals from a monkey in US (relayed by electromagnetic waves across the Atlantic). So we better wait with baited breath and watch things unfold.

  6. Nintendo Wii is the mind control future of gaming. I absolutely love the Wii!! Although it took me quite a while to finally get my hands on this console, it was definitely worth the wait. Wii Fit and Wii Sports have made exercise fun for me; thank you, Nintendo

  7. #7 blasterdork
    June 20, 2009

    LOL a representative from PTI came to my school and talked about new technologies. He passed this off as a real in development game console from nintendo.

  8. #8 enrique Garst
    January 4, 2010

    hay thats great and awsome im so gana get that.