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Michelle
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Michelle,
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10/30/2015 | 10:06:32 PM
Re: Could be problematic
I might have written several nonsensical books with this kind of technology. My best work happens just before I drift off to sleep. I need a mind-connected notepad to keep them intact!
kstaron
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10/30/2015 | 9:47:22 AM
Could be problematic
If you are reading the "I think I'll make a fist" signal instead of the directive "make a fist signal." it sound like they are bypassing the secision part. By bypassing the desicion part of the process I wonder if there could be problems of filtering. for example if your neighbor is making you angry and your body starts heading for a flight or fight response, your brain might send a signal saying "I think I'll make a fist."  Somewhere in the decision process your brain might decide that making a fist is not the best way to handel the situation, but if you're only readingthe intention, you might have already made a fist. This is it'n most neutral might result in some twitchy unintentional movements and at its worst, escalate a conflict.

That said, the fact they can read that signal at all is really cool.


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