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  • EPOC mind-reading headset-- implications for future of society???

    This headset can recognize thoughts by training itself to brainwave patterns. It easily detects things like facial expression, general emotions, overall mental state, etc. But what makes it really cool is that it can recognize specific cognitive thoughts: thinking "pull" makes an object pull toward you on the computer screen, etc. All for under $300

    So..... What do you think this kind of thing means for our future? 

    Will we become more aware of ourselves and finally build a decent global system, will we become victims to things remeniscent to Orwell's "thought police," or will it be something else entirely? 

     

    So far I'm just excited about making music with it. It's in the mail

    http://www.emotiv.com/apps/epoc/299/

    My electronic music project, KHALIL, just released its first EP, "tell Us What Happened" on Thumbs Up Records in Florida. If you are into chill, experimental beat music with keyboards, saxophone and sample manipulation, check it out:http://khalilduo.bandcamp.com/Piano Interperetation of Fleedwood Mac's "Landslide" --https://soundcloud.com/ryan7585/landslide

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    ryan7585 wrote:

    This headset can recognize thoughts by training itself to brainwave patterns. It easily detects things like facial expression, general emotions, overall mental state, etc. But what makes it really cool is that it can recognize specific cognitive thoughts: thinking "pull" makes an object pull toward you on the computer screen, etc. All for under $300

    So..... What do you think this kind of thing means for our future? 

    Will we become more aware of ourselves and finally build a decent global system, will we become victims to things remeniscent to Orwell's "thought police," or will it be something else entirely? 

     

    So far I'm just excited about making music with it. It's in the mail

    http://www.emotiv.com/apps/epoc/299/


    I'd say what's in the mind of humans is probably a fair amount of garbage. Seriously. Would you want to know what goes on in the minds of Cheney, hoddy, visconti, your dad... etc?

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    • ryan7585
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      moonlightin wrote:



      I'd say what's in the mind of humans is probably a fair amount of garbage. Seriously. Would you want to know what goes on in the minds of Cheney, hoddy, visconti, your dad... etc?


      Just imagine if THEY knew the level of garbage in their heads

      Self-awareness FTW


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    DOD has been al[l] over that for some time.

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    • ryan7585
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      normh wrote:

      DOD has been al[l] over that for some time.


       

      Yeah but this makes it way easier for them. This is a product people will want. Especially once it works really well (right now it's just "ok" at it)..... Think about society's obsession with smartphones and such. This will eventually be merged with that technology and everyone's brainwaves will be available for monitoring. 

       

      I just have to wonder whether THAT will win the battle, or the DIY network around it which is turning it into an amazing tool for good. Because it also has the potential to totally change society by making us aware of ourselves, gives tools to disabled people like mind controlled wheelchairs and even bionic suits, and gives anyone with the drive to figure some **************** out the ability to do things once thought to be a magic fantasy

       

      What do you think


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    I'm not implying we can't be self aware at all without it. Obviously we're already self aware, but this can help us become MORE self-aware. It doesn't add an"unnecessary layer" to the equation, it removes an unnecessary barrier. It's not as in tune with things as our own instincts, which may be your point, but this still reels us things we didn't know about ourselves before, and that increases our self awareness
    My electronic music project, KHALIL, just released its first EP, "tell Us What Happened" on Thumbs Up Records in Florida. If you are into chill, experimental beat music with keyboards, saxophone and sample manipulation, check it out:http://khalilduo.bandcamp.com/Piano Interperetation of Fleedwood Mac's "Landslide" --https://soundcloud.com/ryan7585/landslide

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    • #5
      I am pretty psyche about it, despite the scariness
      My electronic music project, KHALIL, just released its first EP, "tell Us What Happened" on Thumbs Up Records in Florida. If you are into chill, experimental beat music with keyboards, saxophone and sample manipulation, check it out:http://khalilduo.bandcamp.com/Piano Interperetation of Fleedwood Mac's "Landslide" --https://soundcloud.com/ryan7585/landslide

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      • Daryl Flynn
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        Technology will eventually kills us. 

        We should get back to horses.


    • #6
      I'm down. I think of AI as an extension of humanity. The next step in evolution, really. Especially stuff like this- brain-computer integration.. Then the best of both worlds come together. If the ignorant, mentally sluggish humans of today become a dead thing of the past, I see that as an improvement. Long-live bionics
      My electronic music project, KHALIL, just released its first EP, "tell Us What Happened" on Thumbs Up Records in Florida. If you are into chill, experimental beat music with keyboards, saxophone and sample manipulation, check it out:http://khalilduo.bandcamp.com/Piano Interperetation of Fleedwood Mac's "Landslide" --https://soundcloud.com/ryan7585/landslide

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      • #7
        If you just played the brainwaves out of the speakers then yeah it'd be noise. The software can interpret the readings and recognize specific emotions and thoughts. Then you can midi-assign those thoughts an emotions to device parameters in your DAW. You could assign excitement level to arpeggiator rate. Or assign happy/sad to major/minor, etc.
        My electronic music project, KHALIL, just released its first EP, "tell Us What Happened" on Thumbs Up Records in Florida. If you are into chill, experimental beat music with keyboards, saxophone and sample manipulation, check it out:http://khalilduo.bandcamp.com/Piano Interperetation of Fleedwood Mac's "Landslide" --https://soundcloud.com/ryan7585/landslide

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        • #8
          Sorry for the typos guys, not used to typing on a phone
          My electronic music project, KHALIL, just released its first EP, "tell Us What Happened" on Thumbs Up Records in Florida. If you are into chill, experimental beat music with keyboards, saxophone and sample manipulation, check it out:http://khalilduo.bandcamp.com/Piano Interperetation of Fleedwood Mac's "Landslide" --https://soundcloud.com/ryan7585/landslide

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          • #9

            ryan7585 wrote:

            This headset can recognize thoughts by training itself to brainwave patterns. It easily detects things like facial expression, general emotions, overall mental state, etc. But what makes it really cool is that it can recognize specific cognitive thoughts: thinking "pull" makes an object pull toward you on the computer screen, etc. All for under $300

            So..... What do you think this kind of thing means for our future? 

            Will we become more aware of ourselves and finally build a decent global system, will we become victims to things remeniscent to Orwell's "thought police," or will it be something else entirely? 

             

            So far I'm just excited about making music with it. It's in the mail

            http://www.emotiv.com/apps/epoc/299/


            Mind-reading hardware would be pretty much useless to some of the regulars here.


            What would a headset make of 'MoochieJugsMoochieJugsMoochieJugs' or 'DisneyColemanTroll DisneyColemanTrollWhoreForAttention' or even 'ConspiracyConspiracyConspiracy'?

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            • ryan7585
              ryan7585 commented
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              Gromit wrote:

              ryan7585 wrote:

              This headset can recognize thoughts by training itself to brainwave patterns. It easily detects things like facial expression, general emotions, overall mental state, etc. But what makes it really cool is that it can recognize specific cognitive thoughts: thinking "pull" makes an object pull toward you on the computer screen, etc. All for under $300

              So..... What do you think this kind of thing means for our future? 

              Will we become more aware of ourselves and finally build a decent global system, will we become victims to things remeniscent to Orwell's "thought police," or will it be something else entirely? 

               

              So far I'm just excited about making music with it. It's in the mail

              http://www.emotiv.com/apps/epoc/299/


              Mind-reading hardware would be pretty much useless to some of the regulars here.


              What would a headset make of 'MoochieJugsMoochieJugsMoochieJugs' or 'DisneyColemanTroll DisneyColemanTrollWhoreForAttention' or even 'ConspiracyConspiracyConspiracy'?


              whatever you tell it to make of it. we're the ones programming it, it didn't evolve to make its own judgements. fortunately when we see the "stock and flow" of systems right before our eyes, we can't ignore glaring inefficiencies. And mapping of social systems in that way will become increasingly more possible as technology like this develops. So I'm thinking most conspiracies and the theories that come with them will die off soon enough



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