I’m not going to sit here in front of my monitor and lie and tell you I didn’t see this comin, but I did. Some scientist has come up with a way to read your thoughts with a snap on head-band so you can sit in your chair and play video games. Now as a old timer, I can remember the scene from ‘Demolition Man’ where Sylvester and Sandra snap on a pair of head sets and pretend to have video game sex.
Are we really going to welcome even more lazy habits for the aging Americans and die hard gaming kids? I guess so. This invention when perfected will require absolutely no movement on a humans part. Why do I vision the half ton man with this thing strapped to his head, but in the virtual world, he’s Andrew Dice Clay in Ford Fairlane.
But this isn’t the end. It’s going to be there for pilots, race car drivers and office workers. And in thinking about this I envision the officer asking the woman [after the accident] what happened? WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! Do we really want to know? But the true tragedy is that lying will be impossible because the equivalent to the airplane flight recorder [little black box] will be recording every thought you’ve had while wearing that neuron gleaming device. Darn.
What I want to say is, when is technology going to stop? At what point is too much technology? Where is the balance of benefit to technology vs the degradation of the human race. I guess we’ll find out when Call of Duty 36 comes out…