Piloting Planes With Mind Control



...engineers developed an algorithm that can convert brain waves into flight commands. The researchers hope the mind-controlled system paired with specialized airplane controls will make flying easier and safer in the future...

MindScans director, Ben Chiu, who is also is a pilot and flight instructor, says, "flying is on of the most difficult things that humans do," and believes anything that makes that task easier will make it safer. As a pilot myself, I agree, but I'd never wear a hat like that no matter how safe it is!
- Vic


Read more here:
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/flight-fancy-piloting-planes-mind-control-n124566

Posted on 27 Jul 2014, 19:50 - Category: MindScans
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Brain-Controlled 'Iron Man' Suit Kicks Off World Cup



A 29-year-old paraplegic literally kicked off soccer's World Cup competition in Brazil on Thursday, using a mind-controlled exoskeleton that looks as if it came from the "Iron Man" movies.

The organizers of the international Walk Again Project said the symbolic soccer-ball kick was performed during the World Cup's opening ceremonies in São Paulo's Corinthians Arena by Juliano Pinto. He's an athlete from Galea in Brazil's São Paulo State who lost the use of his legs after a car accident in 2006...

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/world-cup/we-did-it-brain-controlled-iron-man-suit-kicks-world-n129941

Posted on 29 Jun 2014, 16:43 - Category: MindScans
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Bend It, Charge It, Dunk It: Graphene, the Material of Tomorrow



"Graphene is the strongest, thinnest material known to exist. A form of carbon, it can conduct electricity and heat better than anything else. And get ready for this: It is not only the hardest material in the world, but also one of the most pliable.

Only a single atom thick, it has been called the wonder material.

Graphene could change the electronics industry, ushering in flexible devices, supercharged quantum computers, electronic clothing and computers that can interface with the cells in your body."

Link to original article found here:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/bend-it-charge-it-dunk-it-graphene-the-material-of-tomorrow/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hpw&rref=technology&_r=0

Director Ben Chiu, envisioned clear electronics like this tablet (tablets didn't exist at the time either) in the movie MindScans. (See the screen shot below.)

Watch MindScans to see what else Ben and author Steven L. Kent predict for us in our near future.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BEMH2F4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00BEMH2F4&linkCode=as2&tag=allidigistud-20

-Vic


Posted on 1 Jun 2014, 16:02 - Category: MindScans
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Scan a brain, read a mind?



What we write online may be intercepted, filtered and publicized, but we'd like to think that the thoughts and images in our heads are totally private.

For better or worse, science may change that. Over the last few years, researchers have made significant strides in decoding our thoughts based on brain activity...

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/12/health/brain-mind-reading/index.html?hpt=hp_bn13

Does anyone doubt that it's just a matter of time before a device like the Prometheus interface depicted in MindScans becomes real?

Posted on 16 Apr 2014, 11:47 - Category: MindScans
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2014 Summer Movie Round Up

This would be really funny if it wasn't true. We've seen this coming for many years and here it is...

WARNING: Adult language



Posted on 11 Apr 2014, 15:48 - Category: Movies
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Virtual Reality Hardware and the Future


Sony just released their VR Headset.

Read more here:
Virtual reality gets a new player with Sony's 'Project Morpheus' http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/19/tech/gaming-gadgets/sony-morpheus-virtual-reality/index.html?hpt=hp_bn5

And Microsoft is due to release their version next year.

Read more here:
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/virtual-reality-makes-leap-sci-fi-sony-microsoft-n56896

All in hot pursuit of the Oculus Rift.


And now Facebook of all companies has purchased Oculus for 2 billion.
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/facebook-oculus-vr-105029.html

VR is no doubt in our collective futures. Perhaps not as an audio/visual device (still too gimmicky really), but once we have direct mind connections, well, you might watch MindScans to see the can of worms that will open!

Posted on 27 Mar 2014, 16:53 - Category: MindScans
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EVOLUTION of FILM

...The following montage chronicles the evolution of film from its conception in 1878 by Edward J. Muybridge to the Lumiere brothers in 1895. Georges Melies a trip to the moon in 1902 was a total game changer and from there we go to the first theatrical releases starting in 1920-2014...



All in three minutes!

Posted on 20 Mar 2014, 17:37 - Category: Movies
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Hal Douglas - Movie Trailer Voice Legend passes



In a world ... where one man ... voices THOUSANDS of the world's most recognizable movie trailers -- it's really really sad when that guy passes away.

Hal Douglas -- the gravelly voice behind trailers for movies like "Philadelphia," "Forrest Gump," "Meet the Parents," "Lethal Weapon," and way way more -- died Friday due to complications from pancreatic cancer ...

http://www.tmz.com/2014/03/13/movie-trailer-voice-hal-douglas-dead/

Trailers will never be the same...

Posted on 13 Mar 2014, 20:20 - Category: News
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Genome Pioneer, X Prize Founder Tackle Aging



Craig Venter, who managed to make science both lucrative and glamorous with his pioneering approach to gene sequencing and synthetic biology, is taking on a new venture: aging...

...He also took a crack at creating artificial life...

...The new company doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older.

“The challenge is when you live into your 80s, 90s, to 100, living in a way that is decrepit and old is of zero value,” Diamandis said...

Doesn't this sound a heck of a lot like Alliance Digital Studios' KNOWLEDGE? We don't know what's creepier--the name of this new company "Human Longevity Inc." (the fictional company in KNOWLEGE is Gen-Lon--short for Genetic Longevity Inc.) or that this guy looks like an older version of our very own Production Manager, David Kennedy. {Cue Twilight Zone music.}

Read the full story here:
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/aging/genome-pioneer-x-prize-founder-tackle-aging-n44461

Posted on 10 Mar 2014, 13:21 - Category: CoolStuff
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How the Amazon Warehouse Works



Ever wonder how Amazon sends out MindScans DVD's? Watch here:



Really cool!
-Vic

Posted on 5 Mar 2014, 18:18 - Category: CoolStuff
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