by Buck Rogers

Staff Writer

January 9, 2014
from WakingTimes Website




Buck Rogers is the earth bound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness.

He is a staff writer for WakingTimes








The age of the brain-computer interface is here, and technology has found a way to put brainwaves to practical use in the material world.


Electroencephalography, or EEG, measures low-voltage electrical signals from the brain using sensors attached to the scalp and face. When neurons inside the brain fire off, for one reason or another, electrical signals are emitted, captured, amplified then sent to a computer for interpretation.


Once the signals are captured, scientists and engineers can convert this information into software commands to control real, 3-dimensional objects.


This technology works by first ‘training’ the computer to recognize brainwave patterns, then maps those inputs to the control designs of the engineer. As is the case with human ingenuity, the results are mind-blowing.


Here are some videos demonstrating the potential for human-brain interface technology, outside of the defense industry.



Mind Controlled Robotic Limbs


The ability to physically move things is something that most of us take for granted. Using surgically implanted electrodes, and using a mind-controlled robotic arm, this paralyzed woman is able to feed herself for the first time in a decade…









The Mind Controlled Word Processor


Samsung’s intendiX EEG based system allows users to type out messages in a basic word processor on a computer…










Samsung’s Tablet Computer Controlled by Brainwaves


At the Samsung research & development facility in Dallas, TX they are developing a tablet computer that performs simple operations based on the intentions of the user…










Mind Controlled Helicopters


Researchers and students at the University of Minnesota have developed a system for controlling robots, like this helicopter, with brain patterns of the user who wears an EEG cap









Open source, and hackable, The ‘Puzzle Box Orbit’ revealed at the show… Open source and hackable the puzzlebox is a consumer product that can be used to learn the basics of EEG control mapping…










Mind Controlled Performance Art


Artist Lisa Park has developed an performance art piece that controls synthesized sound to create beautiful water dances with her emotions…









Mind Controlled Skateboard


In a rather awesome example, this mind-controlled skateboard can reach a top speed of 32 miles per hour…










Mind Controlled Robotics


A student of robotics at Taiwan National university demonstrates mind-control of various robotics including a Lego robot…








This potential applications for this technology are enormous and this is proof that thoughts are indeed things.