Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Daniel, Jul 26, 2007.
Perhaps I'm just slow, but see this and this. Is this for real?
If it is... wow.
Wow indeed. That is...pretty darn cool. Although it strikes me that I know plenty of people who would have trouble with the "using your brain" part...
I don't know if I want it to be real, cuz you just know it'll hit mass markets and we'll all reach totally new levels of laziness...>.> It'll be like something out of a "the future is grim" sci-fi novel. D=
While it might have some negative effects, think of the scientific possibilities for this. In one of the videos they talked about NASA using it and creating machines for the elderly.
Oh no! Old, robot-people are going to take over the world after they watch Matlock!
The Six Million Dollar Grandpa.
Wow.... i'd assume it has to be true, but to be honest I don't think that i'd want it to be either. Whilst it has the power to do so much good in the world, it - like so many other things - can and most likely will corrupt it aswell. Its a scary prospect...
It's like telekinesis!
*Finally looks at the video*
Screw the Wii, it's all about Mii. That'd be fun to play games with that though. And also levitate people with my Robocop skills.
Anyway... hey Kit, where's caboodle?
Definitely cool, but I can see a dangerous potential in video games that set scoring levels on the user's level of rage, for example. You could end up truly bringing about the gamer-hater's cliche, video games stirring players to commit violent acts.
I also see a dangerous potentisl in court-ordered anger management, where someone has a locked on headset that punishes flaring temper, regardless of whether of not the wearer succumbs to his or her urges. Talk about mind control!
Very much carries the potential for being a double-edged sword.
I have heard of computers developed by security agencies that, running on the same kind of tech as a lie-detector, can sense negative emotions and feelings from potential terrorists and criminals and give readings on how negative they're feeling....yeek.
Also the next phase in political correctness, an appliance that sounds an alarm if the wearer feels resentment or lust when looking at someone.
Sounds like we're heading towards one big witch hunt when its put that way... of course they haven't advertised the negative impacts and possibilities.
Yeah, it is a scary idea, that we might be policed on out emotions...
They wouldn't make a game off of rage, that's just asking for trouble. Probably something like the thought process of solving a math problem. I've already heard of them doing something like that for an experimental toy train.
Every new technology can be utilized to oppress, in equal measure to its potential to liberate.
Who is "they"? I guarantee someone WILL make exactly such a game.
Of course. If money or some other gain can be gotten from it, naturally someone will. The thing about human morality, is that its subjective depending on circumstances. When it's ones own personal good/gain that is at issue, morality can change drastically.
It would get an AO rating from the ESRB before it even touched a shelf. Games like that don't really get sold due to the fact that no one wants to carry them. There may be some small company that would produce such an item, but I don't believe it would cause something that wouldn't have potentially happened anyway. Though it could be an indicator for those who are planning stuff. (Or at least I hope that assumption is correct)
Damn you Big Brother!
Just look at all the games that reward piling up a body count and little else.
Ratings don't always mean all that much, especially when you include Internet distribution.
That may be true, but look at the distance in emotional levels. If I run someone over in a game, do you honestly expect me to do that in real life? If games were to be hyper-realistic, maybe those games wouldn't appeal to as many people as they do.
Perhaps they wouldn't be able to sell one like that, but what about online games? We all know the kind of stuff that is online...
But current games don't directly manipulate emotion.
A feedback loop reinforcing rage, or hate, or other strong emotions could leave the person in a dangerous emotional state. It could also result in a "mood dependency"
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