The Emotiv earphones may be a ground-breaking gadget that enables a consumer to work together with the virtual location by reading his/her ‘thoughts’. Fundamentally, the gadget accounts the brain’s electrical indicators and translates your thinking-commands into virtual actions.
The Emotiv headphone works by using a tool generally known as an EEG, or electroencephalograph, to monitor the brain waves (and emotional responses) of every gamer, nearly immediately translating those readings into digital reactions, movements and movement.
The sensible functions may be enormously decent, but additionally potentially hideous. On the plus side, disabled people might have their lives totally turned around, regaining an unlimited amount of independence by thought-controlling numerous household devices. To develop the idea, paraplegic and quadriplegic users could create thought-controlled digital avatars and interact with others in real time.
The possibility to revolutionize the world of gaming can be very evident, as Jane McGrath, of How StuffWorks.com, explains,
“If the EEG gaming technology eventually catches on, it could revolutionize the way people think about video games in much the same way the Nintendo Wii did (or perhaps more). On the one hand, with its facial expression interpretations, the Emotiv EPOC attempts to close the gap further between the real world and the virtual world to create a more realistic experience, much like the Wii does. On the other hand, the Emotiv EPOC also tries to bridge the gap between human thought and the outside world to create an experience that’s less like reality and more fantastical and dreamlike. The technology behind EPOC eliminates the middleman of motion altogether — a staggering thought to consider”.
Of the possible draw back, that’s potentially chasmic, McGrath states.
“Should researchers continue making more breakthroughs to advance EEG technology, it could plausibly lead to computers that can, in essence, read someone’s mind. Those with the technology could be privy to the private thoughts, opinions and emotions of others. Granted, this could be very far off, considering where the technology (and our understanding of the human brain) is now. Nevertheless, we can’t rule out the possibility entirely. Perhaps we shouldn’t dismiss the prospect of Thought Police (like that in George Orwell’s “1984”) as mere alarmism”.
Simply, this object creeps me out. I just do not like the idea of a thought-activated mainframe, it makes my body crawl. But hey, that’s just me. Also, in the event you’re a male of our species, you would possibly be dredging up porn sites every 7 seconds.
It has also been suggested in some quarters you’ll be able to basically imagine an individual and the said PC system will automatically place a phone call to them. The last thing I want to do is be contemplating some old girlfriend of whatever and abruptly wind up phoning her. No, just no. That’s a can of worms that frankly does not need opening up, thank you very much.
On the other hand, whatever my thoughts on it happen to be (and, for now at the least, I’ve the choice to keep them personal), the Emotiv Epoc headphones will shortly be available to the average customer, priced around $299 (that is slightly below £200 to us Brits).