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New kid's toy coming out: It gives you telekinesis.

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New kid's toy coming out: It gives you telekinesis.

Postby Individual » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:13 am

Okay, so not REALLY telekinesis, but close enough.

Mattel demonstrated the toy at a recent toy company conference. It's coming out this year, sometime between next month and Christmas.

It's called MindFlex and it measures theta-waves in your brain, to power a fan, which causes a foam ball to hover, higher or lower depending on how much you're concentrating. It's pretty neat, but it's gonna cost about $100.

Here's a picture:
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Here's a video demonstration:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6RCACuNEbY&feature=fvst

And their website (nothing on there yet, though):
http://www.mindflexgames.com/

Are we going to see more post-modern peripherals like this? You know... No more remote control for the TV, no more keyboard & mouse, car keys, light switches or even a clapper... Everything in the future will use and be controlled by voice-activation, spatial recognition software recognizing your movements, and miniature EEG machines that utilize the power of thought itself!
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Re: New kid's toy coming out: It gives you telekinesis.

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:19 am

I'd love to see a monk meditating in the formless jhanas using it!

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Re: New kid's toy coming out: It gives you telekinesis.

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:03 am

Its probably already causing Madame Blavatsky to roll in her grave!
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
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Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:14 pm

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Re: New kid's toy coming out: It gives you telekinesis.

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:37 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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