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Mind-controlled gaming lands on Popular Mechanic's shortlist

Ross Miller

Who says motion control is next-generation? Not Popular Mechanics, who have decreed electroencephalography (EEG), or mind-controlled input, as one of the 10 tech concepts we need to know for 2008.

The technology has already proven viable enough to control avatars through Second Life, according to Japanese researchers. Couple that with a light gun and we think you've got a rather immersive first-person shooter. Our prediction? Expect Nintendo to make some facsimile of the technology for a future console, and commenters to complain that the system is just "two Wiimotes duct taped to your head."

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