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February 10, 2009

The "Force" arrives to your home


Last month, the Official Blog reported a story about the new Force Trainer toy from Uncle Milton Industries that reportedly utilizes brainwaves to levitate a ball within a tube.

How does it work?

The wireless headset reads your brainwaves through dry sensor technology and can determine the differences between alpha, beta, gamma and delta waves. This allows a chip inside the Force Trainer to use an algorithm to interpret the data and translate it to physical action, which in this case moves the Training Sphere into different sections of the cylinder.

Will some people be able to produce brain waves more powerful than others? Can you consciously control them?

It depends on your midi-chlorian count! Ok, in actuality, it's not a matter of "more powerful" brain waves as much as "more focused." It's very much like the concept of practicing the Force as you see in the films. The deeper you are able to concentrate, the more you will 'feel the force flowing through you,' and the more you will be able to move the Training Sphere. The device will interpret different levels of focus rather than being just one big on/off switch.

How do you see this technology being applied in the near future?

The applications for the underlying technology are nearly limitless -- there have been discussions of using it in remote controls for televisions, stereos, video games, as well as some medical applications and other avenues for this type of technology.

The Force Trainer will be in stores and online in Fall of 2009.



Sotreta Trompeta February 10, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

La pucha ché.
Asi que al fin y al cabo esta historia de la Fuerza no es magia. La pregunta del millon es : Y si Star Wars no hubiera jamas existido, estariamos ahora mismo hablando de controlar una esfera con el pensamiento ?

Zopenco February 10, 2009 at 6:56 PM  

Mira, Star Wars se inspiró muchisimo en la cultura oriental, y si bien no hay que creerles todo, estos chinos desde hace miles de años hablan de la energía y la fuerza. Sin dudas hay algo de cierto en las ondas cerebrales y la concentración. Podria contarte de muchas cosas que se logran con entrenamiento fisico y mental. Bueno, me voy a Kung Fu...

Zopenco February 10, 2009 at 6:57 PM  

Perdon. Me olvide de aclarar, que obviamente, no puedo mover una esfera con la mente.. jaja

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