Saturday, August 06, 2005


From Forbes (Via Slashdot):
Smiling nervously, the young woman walks forward in a straight line. Suddenly, she veers to the right. She stumbles and stops, attempting to regain her balance, and continues to walk forward. And then she veers off to the left.

No, she's not intoxicated. The young lady's vestibular system, which controls her sense of movement and balance, has been thrown off-kilter by two weak electrical currents delivered just behind her ears.
Click here for the amazing video...

What implications does this "technology" have for the future? How about remote controlling animals? What about manipulating football games by changing the direction of players? Wacky wild stuff...

UPDATE: 10/25/05: The AP has just picked up this story... only 2.5 months late!