Wednesday, October 24, 2007
This is either a worthy and elaborate hoax, or my Gibsonian dreams of a future virtual 3D meta-utopia are finally on the digital horizon.
Allegedly, SL punters can get their already overheated brains wired directly into a system that lets them control the virtual world with their very own thoughts.
This is the brainchild (on pun intended) of the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory at Keio University (who should, admittedly, probably be doing better things with their grant money).
In an abstract way, if just a teeny fraction of last months 525,000 or so users (well, av's, but who's counting) get their paws on this 'mind control' technology then we could see that ever elusive transhumanist ideal of a world wide mind made reality in the very near future.
Where do we start queing?