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    Move over plastic glowing lightsaber: the newest way to pretend you're a Jedi.

    The new generation of really cool toys that get old after about a week is here. The plasma ball of the 21st century.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/06302009...can_176770.htm

    Nevertheless, I glee at the very thought.

    Another toy using the same concept:

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    I love technology.


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    Robotic mice and Jedi mind tricks....Michael Jackson`s dead, billy Mays too, the shaam Wow guys in jail for hitting a prostitute....Im sorry this is just too much tho comprehend right now.
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    We're probably only a hundred years from technology giving us virtual super powers. Of course by then it won't seem extraordinary at all.

    Star Trek's communicators were not only bigger than our current cell phones, but they couldn't do even half of what an iPhone does. We've already surpassed a lot of science fiction from 50 years ago, and the advances are only coming faster.

    I look forward to spending my senior years walking around on robot legs with my talking monkey butler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Wilson View Post
    We're probably only a hundred years from technology giving us virtual super powers. Of course by then it won't seem extraordinary at all.

    Star Trek's communicators were not only bigger than our current cell phones, but they couldn't do even half of what an iPhone does. We've already surpassed a lot of science fiction from 50 years ago, and the advances are only coming faster.

    I look forward to spending my senior years walking around on robot legs with my talking monkey butler.
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    Yes yes! 1000X YES! If I were a little kid, I'd probably beg my parents for this, but since I'm now an adult, I'll probably just blow my heard-earned cash on it and pretend to be a child for a few days before I grow bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Wilson View Post
    Star Trek's communicators were not only bigger than our current cell phones, but they couldn't do even half of what an iPhone does. We've already surpassed a lot of science fiction from 50 years ago, and the advances are only coming faster.
    I set my phone to stun all the time.

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    ...And then we mass produce it for military use. (Which would be funny, and a little disturbing.)

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    Yes yes! 1000X YES! If I were a little kid, I'd probably beg my parents for this, but since I'm now an adult, I'll probably just blow my heard-earned cash on it and pretend to be a child for a few days before I grow bored.
    Who says you need to be a kid? Jedi mindtricks for the whole family!
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    It reminds me of the NIA, which uses brain signals to control video games. I'm a total sucker for video games and brain control so I bought one of these at Christmas and it's awesome, awesome fun, if incredibly difficult to get the hang of. Its no flying car, but I do feel one stop closer to the future

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    Monsters John!! Monsters from the ID!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IKV Nexis View Post
    Monsters John!! Monsters from the ID!!!!
    Forbidden Planet, huh? Oh dear, I am still waiting for my own Robbie the Robot to mow my yard and fetch me a cold beer. We got computers and iPods....where the hell are servant robots and flying cars? And personal jetpack? I'm still waiting on those, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Cross View Post
    Forbidden Planet, huh? Oh dear, I am still waiting for my own Robbie the Robot to mow my yard and fetch me a cold beer. We got computers and iPods....where the hell are servant robots and flying cars? And personal jetpack? I'm still waiting on those, too!
    This sight has the same complaint. It's realy funny. http://davidszondy.com/future/futurepast.htm

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    I wonder if this could have benefits other than the coolness factor. Teaching kids how to concentrate!

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    I would like to test one of these things, because they seem nothing more than a gimmick to me.

    Yeah, someone has to be the party pooper.

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    Still not as cool as a Lightsaber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThabisoMhlaba View Post
    I wonder if this could have benefits other than the coolness factor. Teaching kids how to concentrate!
    I saw an episode of Law&Order, or maybe House......or something, where they got some guy with locked-in syndrome to communicate by using his mind to bring a cursor to hit either 'YES' or 'NO' buttons on a screen. It's a pretty awesome idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katfayheirti View Post
    I saw an episode of Law&Order, or maybe House......or something, where they got some guy with locked-in syndrome to communicate by using his mind to bring a cursor to hit either 'YES' or 'NO' buttons on a screen. It's a pretty awesome idea.
    House.

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    Hands down, coolest - toy - ever. I wonder if they can put this to use with some kinda video gaming technology? Ultimate Wii or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katfayheirti View Post
    I saw an episode of Law&Order, or maybe House......or something, where they got some guy with locked-in syndrome to communicate by using his mind to bring a cursor to hit either 'YES' or 'NO' buttons on a screen. It's a pretty awesome idea.
    the best part is systems like this already exist, i remember reading about one where a computer interface allowed the user to spell. still in its infancy but its the first step towards putting my brain in a cool robot body.

    edit: even better, it lets you use twitter too! http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archi...0/1900342.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoNumNum View Post
    edit: even better, it lets you use twitter too! http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archi...0/1900342.aspx
    It's hard enough for me to type something into my cell phone on the number pad or select letters in games like Animal Crossing. haha. It would take me 10 minutes to tweet with something with this.

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    LOL

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