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Take a Picture Just By Thinking About It, Using Google Glass With MindRDR App

timothy posted about 3 months ago | from the what's-on-your-mind-and-your-ears dept.

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rtoz (2530056) writes A London based company, This Place, is launching a new app "MindRDR" for providing one more way for controlling Google Glass. It will allow the users to control the Google Glass with their thoughts. This MindRDR application bridges the Neurosky EEG biosensor and Google Glass. It allows users to take photos and share them on Twitter and Facebook by simply using brainwaves alone. This Place has put the code of this app on GitHub for others to use it and expand on it.

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Freaky. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438229)

Shit just got real.

This is worth a fortune for Google (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438243)

With an EEG on every user, imagine how much you can charge marketers for showing their images specifically to an audience who provably don't have any mental activity. Of course that mostly means showing them to other marketers but still I think they're onto a good thing here.

Re:This is worth a fortune for Google (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47440545)

specifically to an audience who provably don't have any mental activity.

This is for Glass/Android, not iOS/Luddite.

No thank you (3, Insightful)

maliqua (1316471) | about 3 months ago | (#47438255)

it will be a dark day in hell before an american corporation/government agency gets me to willingly wear a device that allows them to read thoughts right out of my brain

I'm not opposed to the technology just opposed to it coupling to google/apple/cia/nsa directly

Re:No thank you (3, Funny)

Trepidity (597) | about 3 months ago | (#47438349)

Why worry, when the full terms and conditions of the Google Privacy Policy [google.com] are protecting you?

Re:No thank you (1)

NotInHere (3654617) | about 3 months ago | (#47438437)

True. Our methods to bring technology to the mass market are currently broken.

Re:No thank you (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438515)

it will be a dark day in hell before an american corporation/government agency gets me to willingly wear a device that allows them to read thoughts right out of my brain

Don't worry, TFS says

A London based company, This Place, ...

Re:No thank you (1)

somegeekynick (1011759) | about 3 months ago | (#47439253)

Not long before Google or Facebook buys them.

Re:No thank you (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438595)

Reading your thoughts is not the scary bit. Try the usual marketing manipulation of your thoughts combined with getting you to do something with your Glass+Phone that you don't realise you are doing. THEN you can be scared.

Re:No thank you (1)

TheRealHocusLocus (2319802) | about 3 months ago | (#47445327)

Reading your thoughts is not the scary bit.

"Hey, you're wearing one of those EEG thingies right?"
"Yup."
"Remember... when you posted that photo of your lawn the other day?"
"Sure do."
"Right... golly, it worked! It's coming in now. I see you are... sitting on the toilet? Gross!"
"Hey!"
"And just THINK... all you had to do was REMEMBER!"
"Cut it out!!"
"Oh look, another one. You let your dog watch you poop?"
[xxxxxx] has left the chatroom

Why use a side channel attack when a direct approach also works.

No thank you (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438805)

What if I told you that they already can?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA

You might not believe it yet, Darpa was working on a computer based program for interfacing between two people without having a person to communicate between them, in 2009 wired.com published this...

http://www.wired.com/2009/05/pentagon-preps-soldier-telepathy-push/

We've had remote telepathy since at least before 2005 that DOESN'T require a chip in your brain or a machine near your head at all for more than basic communications.

Tin foil hats won't help you, you need a faraday cage.

Re:No thank you (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47440391)

is a tin foil hat not actually a Faraday cage in essence?

Re:No thank you (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47447327)

is a tin foil hat not actually a Faraday cage in essence?

A tin foil hat for example does create a completely enclosed, grounded environment and therefore is not a faraday cage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage

From wikipedia...

"Faraday cages cannot block static or slowly varying magnetic fields, such as the Earth's magnetic field (a compass will still work inside). To a large degree, though, they shield the interior from external electromagnetic radiation if the conductor is thick enough and any holes are significantly smaller than the wavelength of the radiation. For example, certain computer forensic test procedures of electronic systems that require an environment free of electromagnetic interference can be carried out within a screen room. These rooms are spaces that are completely enclosed by one or more layers of a fine metal mesh or perforated sheet metal. The metal layers are grounded to dissipate any electric currents generated from external or internal electromagnetic fields, and thus they block a large amount of the electromagnetic interference. See also electromagnetic shielding."

Re:No thank you (0)

narcc (412956) | about 3 months ago | (#47438961)

it will be a dark day in hell before an american corporation/government agency gets me to willingly wear a device that allows them to read thoughts right out of my brain

Don't worry. Your grandchildren will be long dead before that's possible.

Re:No thank you (2)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about 3 months ago | (#47440299)

a device that allows them to read thoughts right out of my brain

I dont think thats how EEGs work, but its good to see that Slashdot can still elicit a hysterical response at will with their stories.

The future (1)

Brad1138 (590148) | about 3 months ago | (#47438273)

I have always thought that voice recognition was a short term, stop gap measure before thought recognition. Nice to see it arrive.

Re:The future (4, Insightful)

Osgeld (1900440) | about 3 months ago | (#47438447)

EEG is like VR and 3D, its a big fucking deal every X time period, then it goblin farts away cause its a gimmicky pain in the ass

Re:The future (3)

Gravis Zero (934156) | about 3 months ago | (#47439229)

no, EEG is a big fucking deal if you are actually using it for medical purposes, you clown.

Re:The future (1)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about 3 months ago | (#47440303)

Its a little depressing how many people on slashdot know so little about any particular topic, but feel compelled to express an ill-informed opinion.

Take it a step further... mindreading OTHER folk (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438297)

Not quite in the realm of hollywood but it you wander around with a receiver/hack into the glasses from another remote location you could pick up on what trigger thoughts folk are thinking,... leading to,,. the DREADED THOUGHT POLICE! (Oy! you just thought deviant/subversive thoughts! we've a logfile! date stamped and recorded for eternity with our emergency data retention laws.) BTW I just patented this and it'll cost you a trillion dollars per license... (pity the gov is allowed to just arbitrarily ignore that though)

Think in Russian (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438443)

("Take a picture!" blast it, why won't it work?") Ah! ("Poluchit fotografiu!")

*Click*

Great (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438477)

Now you can look even more like a dork and get singled out for exclusion from public venues even faster!

Wow, the marketing practically writes itself here.

It doesn't work. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438501)

I tried it. When we downloaded the pics it took it was just filled with lots of street shots of side boobs.

Glassholes /w mind activated pervert cams (1)

WaffleMonster (969671) | about 3 months ago | (#47438507)

Can't we just be content with Mind controlled ears [necomimi.com] ?

The New Age Hat (2)

Joviex (976416) | about 3 months ago | (#47438521)

Tin foil hat now made out of glass, News at 11.

Simpler solution (1)

itzly (3699663) | about 3 months ago | (#47438529)

Just transmit an uninterrupted stream of everything you look at. No need to turn it on/off or take old fashioned pictures.

Re:Simpler solution (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about 3 months ago | (#47438667)

I imagine that is the eventual goal Google has - it's just not feasible with current battery technology.

Oops (1)

ComputersKai (3499237) | about 3 months ago | (#47438557)

So, instead of "selfies" now, devices can automatically take pictures of every second of life, whenever one feels like it, to show to the world.

At least now the excuse "the thought just slipped from me" can take on a whole new meaning!

astounding that this is barely news.. (1)

zr (19885) | about 3 months ago | (#47438565)

..singularity is nearer than we think (pun!)

Boooring (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438573)

Wake me up when it can give me an electric jolt each time I think about sex.

Re:Boooring (1)

unrtst (777550) | about 3 months ago | (#47442381)

Wake me up when it can give me an electric jolt each time I think about sex.

It's far cheaper and easier to simulate that with off the shelf hardware:
http://www.amazon.com/outlets-... [amazon.com]

imperfect brain-wave translations (4, Funny)

SemperUbi (673908) | about 3 months ago | (#47438607)

"Oh look at that smoking hot babe! I gotta keep that - oh no wait, how do I change my default settings? My girlfriend will just

ONE IMAGE SUCCESSFULLY POSTED TO FACEBOOK TIMELINE

Re:imperfect brain-wave translations (5, Funny)

AtariEric (571910) | about 3 months ago | (#47439155)

It'll be transmitted to Google Plus - you'll be perfectly safe.

wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438673)

It's nearly a Shadowrun level technology, source code included. I'm no android developer and I barely understand it, but looks pretty simple. I really like this comment: //we just ignore all errors for the moment and pretend everything is ok to the user
return "OK";
And you guys complaining. Be exited for a moment: it's *** mind reading technology thousands years before personal notebook of God Emperor of Dune. Did you expect it to enter mass market in your lifetime? When I played with IBM Via Voice '98, which could barely understand what I said, I liked it just because of a concept, alpha version of the future. And now I see this freaking wow.

At least give them some credit. Don't you think it's just awesome?

It's a glasshole joke people. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438713)

Seriously *fwoosh*?

So instead of just looking like a giant douchebag for wearing Google Glass, you look like an even BIGGER douchebag wearing this huge head-enveloping rod on your noggin?

No! Because it's "on The Internet" it MUST be true! Right? Right?

*Facepalm*

Guido! Success! I can feel the IQs dropping.

YOU FAIL IKt? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47438753)

as poosible? How standards should

I am from the future here to warn you (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47439043)

I am from the year 2066 typing on a backported linux distro which can type into the past, please don't put the googles on, you will change into something horrific. there are many of these augmented humans now, they lost their spirit.

And a related tech for voice input from 2005 (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47440147)

Web Browser Control Using EMG Based Sub Vocal Speech Recognition

Jorgensen, C. ; NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field CA ; Binsted, K.

http://www.computer.org/csdl/proceedings/hicss/2005/2268/09/22680294c-abs.html

When all of these existing methods are integrated into a single device things are going to get very interesting. You will be able to phone anyone from any environment and only they will hear you, in a synthetic voice derived from your natural voice, or anyone else's voice! Knowing who you are really communicating with, and if it is even a human will become a significant issue.

I call BS! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47440629)

It doesn't use the Neurosky at all, it's just a marketing gimmick!

It actually just establishes a connection to NSA headquarters, and waits for them to tell it when you want to take a picture.

on the mark 2 version the sensor is attached (1)

ozduo (2043408) | about 3 months ago | (#47445087)

to your penis, as that's where glassholes brains are!
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