Researchers have developed a technology which permits a toy helicopter to be steered through an obstacle course — by thought alone.


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Researchers have developed a technology which permits a toy helicopter to be steered through an obstacle course — by thought alone.

The technology is quite primitive, requires many hours of training, and can only move the helicopter up, down, left, or right. Nonetheless, it is one step closer to magic.

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  • Scott

    Obama science adviser will recommend financing further research into this capability. Consider the possibilities for remotely controlling low information voters directly from the DNC via implanted micro-controllers.

  • joe

    There seems to be a large ready and willing supply of Obamabots that could be channeled to do what ever this administration wants at his whim!

  • joe

    Imagine the possibilities, amplified neural transmitters and computers trained to interpret thought, boggles the mind what could be accomplished, not to mention the people that it could help who don’t have mobility.

  • Less than a millennia ago the toy helicopter would have had people making the sign of the Cross. I’m reminded of the scene in ‘Planet of the Apes’ where one of the humans folds a paper airplane, and the female ape-scientist is amazed by ‘a toy that floats on air’.

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