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Old April 8th, 2005, 08:38 AM   #1
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Sony wants to get into your brain

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/fun.gam...eut/index.html

Question is, would you trust something like this?
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Old April 8th, 2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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now THAT'S freaky and weird. although i'd never underestimate the willingness of humans to subject themselves to the freaky and weird!

kinda makes me want to run screaming into the woods, although i'd still probably show up on google's (rented) satellite system which they currently are beaming at our houses. no exit!
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Old April 8th, 2005, 10:19 AM   #3
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I love this line from the article:

"The technique could one day be used to create video games in which you can smell, taste, and touch, or to help people who are blind or deaf."

Shows you where our priorities are....
Think of all the cool video games we could create!!!!
Oh yeah...and maybe we could the handicapped people too.

Amazing technology none the less.
Just a few steps away from the Matrix.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 01:22 PM   #4
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So 'The Matrix' will become our reality some day. Except it will be wireless.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 02:18 PM   #5
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"Except it will be wireless."

Probably.
Or maybe we'll just perceive it as wireless....

Then again, maybe we're already there....

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Old April 10th, 2005, 06:31 AM   #6
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The scary thing is that they want to patent this before a product
exists. And yes, it is a scary thing in general as well. Takes mind
control to whole other level!
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Old April 10th, 2005, 09:55 AM   #7
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Bet you'll have to use a proprietary interface to access any memories you acquired while using Sony's technology, and then they will have restrictions to prevent you from making multiple copies. :)
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Old April 10th, 2005, 01:37 PM   #8
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This looks cool, but like somebody on a dvd forum said: what if you look at a movie like Schindler's List with this?
It could cause serious mental problems, maybe.
Could be dangerous too, isn't it enough like we have it now?

On the other hand, looking at Debby Does Dallas would be fun too..

Ps: I'm saying this because if I'm not mistaken, a source also said they would use it for movies...
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Old April 12th, 2005, 07:08 PM   #9
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Not Entirely New

In the 1960s, some U.S.A.F. techs were tape-recording their conversations, while on duty at a radar installation. There was always a loud and annoying hum from the equipment. Later, when they played back the tape, away from the radar site, someone noticed that the hum was not present. Investigation revealed that the hum was never an audible sound, but resulted from their audial nerves and/or their brains being directly stimulated by a frequency spilling off the radar transmitter.

This led to continuing research into the use of direct-stimulation technologies to bypass ears that can't function and enable some people to hear. Some work has been done to extend this to visual functions. I believe both electronic and sonic frequencies have been studied for this purpose. Since we haven't seen any devices using these functions appearing on the open market, it would seem the technology has a way to go before it is ready for practical implementation.
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