A Brainwave Monitor Plus a Little Sadism Equals Hilarity!

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Some very clever hackers at Harco Laboratories have created a device that gives you a little electric shock – wait for it – for thinking. By hooking up a device that monitors brainwave activity to a little electric shock kit (which, I guess you just pick up at Walmart?) they have been able to create something that punishes you for using your brain. (It’s like a metaphor for the internet or something!)

But lest you think this has been done solely for reasons of scientific inquiry, take a look at the video above and you’ll see that these guys really get a kick out of inflicting pain on people. That aside, however, the availability of brainwave monitors for around $100 means that we’re likely to see some very cool stuff come around in the near future. Let’s just hope that it won’t only be used to shock people who are busy concentrating on something.

[via: Singularity Hub]

Written by Navneet Alang

Navneet Alang is a technology-culture writer based in Toronto. You can find him on Twitter at @navalang
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