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This headset lets you control robots with your brain

This headset lets you control robots with your brain

It’s the perfect Christmas present for any aspiring Magnetos on your list this year.

Brooklyn-based company OpenBCI has created a new device called the “Ultracortex Mark III.” No, it’s not a really expensive razor. It’s a headset that uses electrodes to pick up signals from your brain and then transform them into data that can be read by a computer. It can also convert face muscle signals. So basically you can use the headset to tell a computer what to do by simply clenching your jaw or thinking in a particular way. 

Just think, in the future your brain may be able to make that Seamless order for you the second you’re hunger. We are truly living in a brave new world.

Business Insider has a look at the futuristic device, which impressively features someone controlling a mini-helicopter by just thinking relaxing thoughts. The company is currently selling the headset (which they use a 3D printer to make at their Williamsburg office) for $350. The circuitboard you need to convert the brain activity into signals? $99. Controlling an all-powerful drone army with your mind? Priceless.

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