-

 

Escape to witch mountain. - 23/06/2006 Public

As a kid I remember seeing the Disney movie Espace to Witch Mountain. It was about orphaned kids with psychic powers. One of their remarkable powers was to be able to get traffic lights to automatically change for them. At the time I thought this was great. Nowadays, police have a strobe device on their cars which works with some lights which can do the same thing. Actually. I wonder whether these kids psychic powers would require more effort than the police solution? It seems like there should be a science of effort needed to get what you want. MRI's can be used to "see" people intending to do things. From this I suppose you could get a lower bound estimate on the amount of energy needed to consciously want to do something. Presumably, mankind will have arrived when the upper bound on the energy needed to get something that we want matches this lower bound.

Last Edited: 09/04/2016
As a kid I remember seeing the Disney movie Espace to Witch Mountain. It was about orphaned kids with psychic powers. One of their remarkable powers was to be able to get traffic lights to automatically change for them. At the time I thought this was great. Nowadays, police have a strobe device on their cars which works with some lights which can do the same thing. Actually. I wonder whether these kids psychic powers would require more effort than the police solution? It seems like there should be a science of effort needed to get what you want. MRI's can be used to "see" people intending to do things. From this I suppose you could get a lower bound estimate on the amount of energy needed to consciously want to do something. Presumably, mankind will have arrived when the upper bound on the energy needed to get something that we want matches this lower bound.
 

My Old Blogger Posts (circa 2005-2006). - 21/06/2006 Public

RFID Mood Rings
Today, I was thinking it would be cool to know someone's frame of mind before giving them a cell phone call. For instance, it's not too hard to tell someone's disposition -- happy, sad,angry, etc -- if you can see their face, and based on this decide whether you want to talk or whatever. This got me to thinking about hooking up something like a 60's mood ring to your cell phone. The ring based on heat, skin sweat, etc could monitor your mood. When a cell phone call comes in the cell phone could read these settings from the ring and send a few bits back to the caller's cell phone before the phone actually started ringing. The caller would see the caller's mood and then could decide whether or not to proceed with the call and actually ring the caller. I am not sure what would be the best technology for the ring. Nowadays, Bluetooth is in everything but I was not sure whether this could be put in something as small as a ring. I was thinking it might be advantageous to have a passive technology like rfid -- that way, you wouldn't have to worry about batteries or anything.

Last Edited: 09/04/2016
'''RFID Mood Rings''' Today, I was thinking it would be cool to know someone's frame of mind before giving them a cell phone call. For instance, it's not too hard to tell someone's disposition -- happy, sad,angry, etc -- if you can see their face, and based on this decide whether you want to talk or whatever. This got me to thinking about hooking up something like a 60's mood ring to your cell phone. The ring based on heat, skin sweat, etc could monitor your mood. When a cell phone call comes in the cell phone could read these settings from the ring and send a few bits back to the caller's cell phone before the phone actually started ringing. The caller would see the caller's mood and then could decide whether or not to proceed with the call and actually ring the caller. I am not sure what would be the best technology for the ring. Nowadays, Bluetooth is in everything but I was not sure whether this could be put in something as small as a ring. I was thinking it might be advantageous to have a passive technology like rfid -- that way, you wouldn't have to worry about batteries or anything.
 
[X ]