We love to see eloquent hacks but this isn’t one of them. [Aaron] and his fellow sadists are using a Mindflex game with an electric shocker. If your brain is idle you’ll be fine, but too much activity inside the noggin and you’re in for nasty shock to the arm. Take a look at the video (bleeped but probably NSFW) after the break.
We’ve seen the Mindflex before, they’re using its interface in the same ways we’ve seen the Force Trainer used, by tapping into the LEDs. The shocks are provided by a Qkit, so hopefully there’s enough engineering behind it to keep the ‘contestant’ safe.
Hey, isn’t that the Tron Guy?
29 thoughts on “Using Mindflex To Shock The Heck Out Of People”
I know, ya know?
This’d be better the other way round; punishing you for not exercising your brain. Wear it for weeks and watch your IQ skyrocket! Just don’t stop studying to sleep or take a piss and you’ll be fine.
Harrison Bergeron anybody?
I haven’t checked but there should be a timeout after each shock — stress from a shock appears to increase brain activity. Is it clear that these things actually measure “brain activity” and not simply the muscles in the scalp / forehead?
Oh and, in general, graduate punishment (where you use different intensities) is not as effective as just using the highest safe intensity.
I think setting it up to shock you for NOT thinking would just flat out drive you insane!
hmmm it’s like those anti-barking collars :D :D ………. for dogs :)
It’s not Tron Guy, it’s James Ashby from SMBC-Theater.
I love projects involving this thing. Also, inspired choice for background music, here’s the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oavMtUWDBTM
sounds like torture.
I wonder how Milgram would categorize this?
lol @ the Milgram comment, I was thinking the same thing.
also, buy some uranium.
Drinking games just got a lot more SHOCKING.
Possibly the best use I’ve seen yet for those stupid brainwave band things.
If you could read the waves with more detail you could possibly come up with better applications, but the resolution of this reader is so nondescript and limited that a basic on/off application is perfect. I’m sure it’s no more terrible than those little shock-roulette wheels they sell all over the place.
Just turn on the Bethoven and you can play Clockwork Orange.
I agree about it being the other way round, for brain training and to stop people not concentrating while driving.
Nah, I think they’re perfect the way they are: they keep the prisoner/victim/”volunteer”/whatever from thinking too much. It will stop them from any sort of organized riot, I’d say.
Does this mean we can finally work out if stoners are actually thinking about anything besides cookies
Have a networked system for a “shared experience”.
You misspelled hell.
andrew: right, thought the same.
boobs will sell anything
I only looked at the site because of the expression on that guys face. The boobs were a nice touch though, got my brainwaves moving.
in after a bunch of savages
What’s so entertaining about inflicting pain on others? You all must be Americans.
Guaranteed to give you a shock sooner or later.
Great…now apple really can be big brother….
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