News

Mind Control Machine Invented at University of Washington; Let the Conspiracy Theories Begin; Where Did I Put My Tinfoil Hat Again? (Video)

By Tony Sokol | August 29, 2013 01:12 PM EDT

A mind control machine was invented by researchers at the University of Washington. In what sounds like the beginning of a science fiction movie, researchers at the University of Washington announced that they invented a mind-control mechanism. Conspiracy theory sites will soon be abuzz with tales of mind control zombies.

Like Us on Facebook

The University of Washington mind control machine recently surfaced in a YouTube video that shows one man controlling another man's finger with his brain. The researchers say the “brain to brain interface can be used remotely. With the University of Washington mind control machine, “Now the internet can be used to connect brains.”

In the YouTube video, Scientist Andrea Stocco, a psychology researcher from the University of Washington, was playing a computer video game, when his colleague Rajesh Rao took control of Andrea's finger by sending a pulse that caused his finger to move on a keyboard.

This is a major breakthrough that is worthy of a major motion picture. As fiction becomes fact after University of Washington researchers discovered how to perform human mind-control.
Assistant psychology professor Andrea Stocco said "The internet was a way to connect computers, and now it can be a way to connect brains."

Rajesh Rao was hooked up to some complex scientific equipment and sent a brain signal to Stocco. The researcher was on the other side of the campus at the time. The pulse caused Stocco's finger to move on a keyboard. Stocco said it felt like a nervous twitch.

The researchers said not to worry about becoming remote-controlled zombie mutants who do their master’s bidding. Chantel Prat, an assistant University of Washington psychology professor, said "There's no possible way the technology that we have could be used on a person unknowingly or without their willing participation."

So don’t break out the tin foil hats yet. Well, don’t ever break out the tinfoil hats. Other research has shown it’s actually easier to control someone brain if they are wearing aluminum foil on their head. Whether it’s because aluminum foil amplifies the signal or whether people who wear tin foil hats are more easily controlled has not been studied.

 


by Tony Sokol

Featured

05.06.15 | 01:15PM EDT

K-Pop Crossover: Psy Called 'The Only Korean Rapper In The World' On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

It's been three years since the phenomenon that was "Gangnam Style," but a recent segment on "The Tonight Show" proved that Psy was still the most recognizable pop star to come out of Korea.

Buzz 05.06.15 | 09:58AM EDT

North American K-Pop Dance Crews Gain Notoriety With Online Cover Videos

Groups like the Arizona State University group Nyx and the Ottawa Hallyu Dance Team are attracting thousands of views for their K-Pop dance cover videos.

Concert / Event 05.06.15 | 08:40AM EDT

K-Pop Celebrities And Korean A-Listers Attend Chanel's Resort Fashion Show In Seoul

On May 4, Chanel held its 2016 Resort collection runway show at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul. The event was attended by stars like G-Dragon, Taeyang, Siwon, Yoona, and CL.

Buzz 05.06.15 | 08:30AM EDT

Multiple Korean Industries See Financial Gain As Side Effect Of K-Pop's Popularity

The worldwide spread of K-Pop, or the Hallyu Wave, boosts other industries in the Korean economy including tourism, cosmetics, and food, according to a new commerce report.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics