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Remember how Neo did not have to dodge bullets when he was ready to be ‘the One’? Well, that was just the beginning. Then he went on to do some more incredible things with his mind like bending space, flying like a jet, defying gravity and of course making billions of dollars at the Box Office. But we will stick to the mind-bending powers of Neo and scientists in Germany are trying to get the same thing done- be it to a lesser extent!
Raúl Rojas, an AI professor at the Freie Universität Berlin has created the BrainDriver - a car driving system that is controlled by just the human mind. The technology uses Emotiv “neuroheadset,” an electroencephalography, or EEG that reads the specific neuro-signals from the mind and converts the electric impulses into steering output. So you can control the steering, throttle, brakes and more just using your mind.
The idea behind the projects is that each human thought is a spate impulse entity and has a specific electric signal pattern attached. The EEF developed by San Francisco-based company Emotiv reads these human emotions and transforms them into actions according to pre-programmed patterns. So, think right and you can steer right, think brake and hopefully you will before you hit something.
Well, we say that because at the moment there could be some time lag between the thought and the final action. Obviously, the technology is still in testing phase and is long way away from being available for public usage. BrainDriver has been tested at the Berlin Airport and while ‘you should not be attempting this at home’, anytime soon, maybe you can try bending a spoon in the meantime. You know… with mind power!