Thursday, July 16th 2009

neurotechnology

neurotechnology ... a word that isn't in my windows dictionary for some ungodly reason.

anyway, neurotechnology is becoming very popular. The main breakthrough in neurotech that id like to address is the device that can read your brainwaves and transfer them into on-screen action. for example:


think a word, that word is typed, NO FINGERS :D

Anyway, scientist have even used this technology to tweet on twitter. so waht im wondering is... when will the first neurotech game come out and will it be so "real" that people would become over addicted? ( like worse than wow addiction ).  In my opinion if they were to make a neurotech game I'd have it set up to where the game shuts down after 2 hours of game-play.

and there might be other safety concerns.

what are your opinions on the possibility of a neurotech game?

Comments

  • I think we're slowly working our way to that point.  I view that current motion controls with the Wii and Natal and whatever we'll call Sony's thing, those are all steps towards Virtual Reality (a hot topic in the early to mid-90's back when).  Especially with the Wii vitality sensor coming out (whatever THATS supposed to do), gaming technology is slowly becoming more and more aware of human patterns, whether it's motion, weight, or glucose level.
    Stone
    Stone  Level 26JournalistAlways RightWeblog CommenterIt's All Relative
    7/16/2009 2:07 pm
  • I would love to play a game with my mind.  I've watched some videos in the past of the first attempts and they showed a lot of promise.  Imagine playing Black and White using only your mind.  That would be totally sweet. 

    If you combine mind stuff with eye tracking, you could accomplish a lot of things.  I look at a guy and think "push" and he goes flying.  That would be awesome =)
    justin
    justin  Level 29JournalistIt's All RelativeExtra CommentaryWeblog CommenterAlways Right
    7/16/2009 7:07 pm
  • Also, it's definitely dangerous to start involving the human mind in video game playing.  I remember reading about Kirk Cameron's new movie that is this new type of 3d.  Early reviewers said that it felt so real that days after, they had the feeling that there were actually on this alien planet or whatever and wanted to go back.  Start doing that with games and equally as freaky things could happen.
    justin
    justin  Level 29JournalistIt's All RelativeExtra CommentaryWeblog CommenterAlways Right
    7/16/2009 7:07 pm
    • Imagine actual VR and controlling games with your mind, and then I'll really be on the fence about game violence.  Playing Animal Crossing with your mind is one thing, but playing Postal with brain power seems like a terrible idea.  Then again, so does playing Postal.
      Stone
      Stone  Level 26JournalistAlways RightWeblog CommenterIt's All Relative
      7/16/2009 10:07 pm
  • Id like to see one developer completely take most all the features of neurotech and mold a game around that.

    kinda like a .hack scenario... if any of you have seen .hack... heh.
    GeneBit
    GeneBit  Level 23JournalistWeblog CommenterIt's All Relative
    7/17/2009 1:07 am
  • It may be a bit creepy.

    I mean, what if you wanted to quit, and the game realised in your head you wanted to quit, but wouldn't let you quit?

    I mean, the game itself could coin onto the 'I quit' an instead up the ante of the game to get you to play it for a little bit more.

    Its kind of scary...
    7/19/2009 7:07 am
    • I think the developer would have to design it to do so. either that or have the game be one advanced AI
      GeneBit
      GeneBit  Level 23JournalistWeblog CommenterIt's All Relative
      7/19/2009 10:07 am
    • That would definitely be bad.  There would definitely have to be multiple killswitches somewhere.  Maybe a safe word?  This whole thing makes me think of the Danger Room from X-Men. 
      Stone
      Stone  Level 26JournalistAlways RightWeblog CommenterIt's All Relative
      7/20/2009 9:07 am
  • I think that the idea of a "neurotech" type engine definitely sounds cool.  I mean, who wouldn't want to play a game with their mind?  But the safety aspect aside...would it lead to good gaming?  Above all, developers would need to find ways to adopt it to gameplay so that it would feel intuitive.  You can be given the most powerful gaming engine ever and I can guarantee that many developers would release more bad or mediocre games than good ones.  Given the gaming advancements of the past, perhaps most notably the Wiimote technology, I get the feeling that stuff like this would soner turn into a gimmick among developers rather than lead to a huge gaming revolution.
    10/15/2009 4:10 pm

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