Throughout the video, Tan talks about the applications that this technology might be capable of in the future, but to my amazement/disappointment, no mention of music creation/manipulation. The idea isn’t too impossible now that the technology is coming to a closer realization through the progress of Emotiv Systems’ talented developers. But can you imagine it? Launch your DAW, create a new track, pick a synth, think about how you want it to sound- and the sound appears out of thin air. Creating beats would be a trip, not to mention the possibilities of performing live with this sort of technology. There is a bit of video from the Emotiv Systems booth at the 2008 IGN conference. Being an on-again-off-again gamer, it would be amazing to experience this technology with a gaming experience, but I feel like the other possible applications of this device are staggering and equally horrifying. Many of you, I’m sure, can only imagine the worst that could happen with this type of technology as we’ve all seen and referenced those movies and comics more and more as this and other sci-fi fantasies are becoming a reality. With the signs of Emotiv Systems siding with the goodness in people by offering “a range of licensed Software Development Kit (SDK) solutions,” let’s hope this retains the sense of creativity and humantiarianism that I get from their products so far. To find out more about Emotiv Systems and their awesome technology/products, visit them at http://emotiv.com, check out these videos, and reserve your EPOC today.
Oh, and for all of your Sydney, Australia readers out there, why not participate in volunteering for this amazing technology at Emotiv?