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Cribbed from slashdot.org (news for geeks), enjoy:

"In an adapted version of the Harry Potter video game, players lift boulders and throw lightning bolts using only their minds. Just as physical movement changed the interface of gaming with Nintendo's Wii, the power of the mind may be the next big thing in video games. And it may come soon. Emotiv, a company based in San Francisco, says its mind-control headsets will be on shelves later this year, along with a host of novel "biofeedback" games developed by its partners. Several other companies — including EmSense in Monterey, California; NeuroSky in San Jose, California; and Hitachi in Tokyo — are also developing technology to detect players brainwaves and use them in next-gen video games."
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I'm sure insurance companies are already excluding repetitive brain injuries, from their policies.
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I wonder if it is brainwaves they are reading or the slight and subtle leaning and other movements people make, kind of like that scooter thingy.
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I've seen models of this sort of thing from other makers featured on The Science Channel lately, too- it's actually "reading your thoughts"... you calibrate the machine by thinking of a color or musculature movement, then the machine begins to register that thought as a specific game instruction. The demo'd games were very basic- "Who can push the cursor furthest to the LEFT!" That sort of thing. It's still really in it's infancy, and may yet prove to be a useless tech, but it certainly is interesting, no?
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Interesting? WHOAAAAA!

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