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(Digital Trends)   Okay, it may not be hoverboard cool, but you have to admit a "mind-controlled skatebaord" is still pretty damn cool   (digitaltrends.com) divider line 19
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2012-02-24 10:58:59 AM
I stopped reading after you indicated it was not hoverboard cool.
 
2012-02-24 11:00:55 AM
You know, I always used to think that living in the future of the sci-fi stories I loved as a kid would be really cool. As an adult I started realizing I'd probably never get to see that future, what with our moon colony inexplicably 50 years behind RAH's schedule and all. Now though, as I type this on the Internet, and think of other stories I've read this week about augmented reality goggles, robotic bees, and now mind-controlled skateboard; i realize I AM living in it, it just sort of snuck up on us one gadget at a time
 
2012-02-24 11:02:18 AM
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2012-02-24 11:02:42 AM

Magorn: You know, I always used to think that living in the future of the sci-fi stories I loved as a kid would be really cool. As an adult I started realizing I'd probably never get to see that future, what with our moon colony inexplicably 50 years behind RAH's schedule and all. Now though, as I type this on the Internet, and think of other stories I've read this week about augmented reality goggles, robotic bees, and now mind-controlled skateboard; i realize I AM living in it, it just sort of snuck up on us one gadget at a time


Gingrich 2012
 
2012-02-24 11:06:06 AM

Magorn: You know, I always used to think that living in the future of the sci-fi stories I loved as a kid would be really cool. As an adult I started realizing I'd probably never get to see that future, what with our moon colony inexplicably 50 years behind RAH's schedule and all. Now though, as I type this on the Internet, and think of other stories I've read this week about augmented reality goggles, robotic bees, and now mind-controlled skateboard; i realize I AM living in it, it just sort of snuck up on us one gadget at a time


I'm 28. I grew up with a cassette player and later a CD player. My first computer was a 386 with a black and white monitor and I could only get on the Internet for five hours a month through a 14.4kbps modem.

I'm working on a computer using two color flat-panel monitors a tenth the size and weight of my 14-inch monochrome monitor. I carry in my pocket a phone that's faster than my first four computers combined. I have two game devices that fit in my pocket, and one lets me look at a 3D picture without glasses. I can hold six thousand songs on a piece of plastic the size of my pinky nail. I can call, video chat, browse the Web, and watch movies online from anywhere in the country.

Yeah, this is the future. It just sneaked up on us.
 
2012-02-24 11:07:30 AM
Back in the late 70s and early 80s when I rode a skateboard, it was always controlled by my mind. I thought, "Go right." and my feet leaned the board to the right and sure enough it went to the right. Same with the left.

So what's the big deal?
 
2012-02-24 11:14:50 AM
I'd be afraid I'd imagine myself at the end of the Santa Monica pier. Then when I got there, I'd be looking out over the water and I'd forget to clear my brain ala Dr. Raymond Stantz, and think about the horizon and off I'd go, much to the delight of iphone enthusiasts.
 
2012-02-24 11:22:26 AM

ClintBartonWannabe: Back in the late 70s and early 80s when I rode a skateboard, it was always controlled by my mind. I thought, "Go right." and my feet leaned the board to the right and sure enough it went to the right. Same with the left.

So what's the big deal?


With a little adaptation, you can now think "go right" and make someone else's skateboard go right. Oh, and now you can move about feeling completely secure that no women will talk to you in public, since you're wearing something that looks like spiders on your forehead.
 
2012-02-24 11:28:26 AM

Easy Reader: I'd be afraid I'd imagine myself at the end of the Santa Monica pier. Then when I got there, I'd be looking out over the water and I'd forget to clear my brain ala Dr. Raymond Stantz, and think about the horizon and off I'd go, much to the delight of iphone enthusiasts.


It would be even worse on a hoverboard. Once you get on the water you're stuck, because hoverboards can't go on water UNLESS YOU HAVE POWAHHH.
 
2012-02-24 12:13:45 PM
You know what else is "pretty damn cool"? Spell-check.
 
2012-02-24 02:22:30 PM

ClintBartonWannabe: Back in the late 70s and early 80s when I rode a skateboard, it was always controlled by my mind. I thought, "Go right." and my feet leaned the board to the right and sure enough it went to the right. Same with the left.

So what's the big deal?


Kind my first thought too except that I never got into skateboarding and the few times I tried I was a complete klutz at it. I wonder if this would be easier.

But I also think if you can physically do it, there's no purpose for it.

And what if your mind wanders. What if you suddenly think "OMG it would be horrible if I went into traffic suddenly I'd better be caref...."-SPLAT

HelloMyNameIs: With a little adaptation, you can now think "go right" and make someone else's skateboard go right.


They did say it was wireless, right? These things are going to need good security otherwise you could hack into it and cause all sorts of trouble.
 
2012-02-24 04:12:51 PM
Cool product. And I like their logo too.

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2012-02-24 04:25:39 PM
www.zidz.com

You mean you have to use your hands?
 
2012-02-24 04:29:45 PM

Magorn: You know, I always used to think that living in the future of the sci-fi stories I loved as a kid would be really cool. As an adult I started realizing I'd probably never get to see that future, what with our moon colony inexplicably 50 years behind RAH's schedule and all. Now though, as I type this on the Internet, and think of other stories I've read this week about augmented reality goggles, robotic bees, and now mind-controlled skateboard; i realize I AM living in it, it just sort of snuck up on us one gadget at a time


I had this realization back in College ('99), I was sitting on a train heading from Greenwich to London working on website for class on my laptop. Above the door in front of me was an LCD screen playing different advertisement and then announcing next station with the underground map. As you approach the door there is a button to open it automatically. That was the time I realized "the future is here".
 
2012-02-24 05:17:36 PM
Well, that sure beats my current wise cracking board that talks in the voice of Dom Deluise

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2012-02-24 05:28:47 PM
Military applications for this abound. Men who stare at the enemy, and a bomb-laden skateboard zips over to waste them.
 
2012-02-24 06:31:00 PM

bulok: [www.zidz.com image 500x375]

You mean you have to use your hands?


Yes Frodo, you have to use your hands.

(Recognized him from the eyes.)
 
2012-02-25 01:31:40 PM

bulok: As you approach the door there is a button to open it automatically.


pet peeve, a button operated door is NOT automatic.
 
2012-02-26 03:01:42 PM
I continued reading after you indicated it was not hoverboard cool.
 
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