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

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:14 pm

Ben wrote:Its probably already causing Madame Blavatsky to roll in her grave!

What makes you think she is still in her grave?
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Re: New kid's toy coming out: It gives you telekinesis.

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:37 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Ben wrote:Its probably already causing Madame Blavatsky to roll in her grave!

What makes you think she is still in her grave?


I beg your pardon, Bhante. Its just an expression, and a joke.
I don't actually believe the being that was Madame Blavatsky is somehow stuck in or with her disintegrating corpse.
The reason I said that was because I remember many years ago seeing a huge volume of blue books on different aspects of the occult written by her and published by the Theosophical Society.
As a young 19-year-old I took home and read her book 'On Telepathy'. I'm pretty sure there was also a work on Telekinesis.
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
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- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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