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Combining SixthSense and the EPOC neuroheadset.

In my idea, I thought of the possibility of not only building SixthSense as an open source invention, but adding the EPOC neauroheadset to it so that it would read specific brain wave patterns and calibrating the different patterns to a certain function within SixthSense. For example, instead of moving your hands in a picture taking gesture, you can just think "take a picture" and the brain waves given off by that thought can be read by a program that I wrote, and then given off as a language that the device can read (machine language)
Note: I am only 14 years old. If I can think of this and then build it, then I am hoping that not only my generation but other generations will learn to start thinking logically and have a more serious outlook on where they will go in life.

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    Gail .

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    Oct 28 2012: I believe that day is coming, and the sooner that people learn how to think for themselves, the sooner we will get there.

    Good job of thinking outside the box!!!!
  • Nov 2 2012: Actually the idea if implemented could really bridge the gap between the physical and digital environments.Amazing idea!
  • Oct 29 2012: Remember physical limits. I remember a conversation when I was a graduate student in physics with a well-respected professor. How much has the world changed in two thousand years. someways a great deal. Otheres only a little. Think of the chariot race in Ben Hur Think of an ox cart. In many areas of the country or any countries During rush hour the cars are moving at the speed of ox Carts. The Chariot racers were faster. Or earlier times Do you really beleve that you or I are brighter than Socrates or Hermes.
  • Oct 28 2012: Thank you for briging this point up, the question on "why" is for my culminating project and to prove to my student body that we all have potential to do amazing things and they don't need to go out and get drunk every night to be labeled as "coo"I am very disappointed in my generation for they do not think long term about their actions and it really doesn't matter to them because they know that mommy and daddy will buy them that new phone no matter what. There needs to be some boundaries with this kind of stuff.
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    Oct 28 2012: Your concept seems feasible and merges logically two technologies into a new one.

    Personally I always like to rise the 'why' or 'what for' question and seek for advantages and disadvantages.

    In your given example I have trouble to find real advantages and maybe you can give me an insight in those you see.

    By thinking about how this technology would effect our society, a dominant image appeared in my mind, a funny one. If you have seen the movie Wall-E you may remember these space-ship folks (representing mankind), which were nothing but degraded and constantly diverted (entertained) fat blobs.

    So if robots will do all our work one day and we would interact with our environment just by thinking, by Darwins laws there might be a high risk, that we would loose our hands and arms, as we would have less and less need to use them...

    Of course I am exaggerating, but I do not see any good reason why I would like to have pictures taken just by thinking to do so. Modern digital cameras are pretty handy and easy to use in my view, so why should I wish to improve something further which already fits its purpose quite well?

    Tools can be improved, always have, but at times some reach perfection and doesn't change fundamentally anymore.

    A hammer, a saw, a comb. How many people you know who are actually using a nail-gun to set up a picture on the wall? How many laser-cutter do we use to split our firewood?

    You probably know that the technology you propose has already been investigated for military use; especially whithin modern jet-fighters to increase the response-time of the pilots in aiming and firing their weapon systems. As much as I know about it, brain wave pattern assignment proofed to be to difficult, instable and unreliable for those needs, so that eye-tracking and control became the main focus in this sort of programs.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9114975/New-thinking-cap-technologies-that-control-weaponry-a-step-closer.html