Saturday, February 25, 2006

Human Remote Control

Or rather, remote control of humans.

NTT, the ginormous Japanese phone company, has developed a headset which, when worn, makes the wearer the helpless pawn of whoever is working the joysticks. Not as in, "I must kill the Queen"... but as in, "I must walk left, even though I don't want to." Still scary stuff.

They plan to use it in theme park rides and video games. The "killing the Queen" type stuff is way down the line.

Watch a video demonstration here. You'll notice this young lady seems to be having a great time, and is not screaming and wetting herself the way I would be.

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