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Remote control me!

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Malvolio, 30 Oct 2005.

  1. Malvolio

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    ATSUGI, Japan - We wield remote controls to turn things on and off, make them advance, make them halt. Ground-bound pilots use remotes to fly drone airplanes, soldiers to maneuver battlefield robots.

    But manipulating humans?

    Prepare to be remotely controlled.

    Just imagine being rendered the rough equivalent of a radio-controlled toy car.

    Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Japans top telephone company, says it is developing the technology to perhaps make video games more realistic. But more sinister applications also come to mind.



    Yay for big brother!

    My remote is controling you to click this link.
     
  2. Agamer

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    Hmm, I have that exact remote control doese that mean all I need is one of those head set things and I can control some one, Hmmm intresting:)

    Would be quite fun using it for unintended pourposes:)
     
  3. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Very cool, but very scary thinking of the possible applications.
     
  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I'm sorry, but in this case, remote control is not tantamount to mind control. It is nothing more sophisticated than a doctor making your leg kick by tapping it with a hammer, or making your arm jerk by sending an electric shock through it. This is not sophisticated new technology.

    It is a long, long way off from making someone perform complex and co-ordinated actions against their free will, or without their awareness. Jeez, a decent hypnotist or social psychologist (or a con artist) can do much better!
     
  5. Stephen Brooks

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    Of course, substituting some of these for tourists' headphones on one of those multi-language guided tours would be quite amusing.
     
  6. Agamer

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    Ahh, at least all hope is not lost:) I thought the technology might of been resigned to a good use, scary to think!
     
  7. 731|\|37

    731|\|37 ESD Engineer in Training

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    DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!!!
    DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!!!
    DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!!!
    DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!!!
    DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!!!
    DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!!!
    DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!!!
    etc... etc...

    I can see this being used to disorient people in thrill rides. wouldnt that be insane? being upside down on a roller coaster and feeling th urge to sway side-to-side?
     
  8. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    No more sophisticated than poking someone with a pointy stick.
     
  9. Tibby

    Tibby Back Once Again

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    This is one small step of what is to come.

    Would be fun to swap all the deaf peoples ear pieces with a smaller version :p

    O I am cruel.
     

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