Tactile illusion computer interface

December 23, 2010 · Posted in innovation · Comment 


This works because of an concept referred to in NLP as an anchor. It’s the same principle as Pavlov ringing the bell and feeding the dog. The dog’s neurology links the bell to being fed then automatically causes the dog to salivate when it hears the sound of the bell. The belief that food is coming triggers involuntary responses. This approach could lead to a large variety of entertainment and medical applications.

This also proves some points about how media, especially video games, influences behavior. Linking positive feeling of winning a game to doing destructive actions like killing people is very harmful.

This is literally mind control. You can use it to help control your own mind or others can use it against your will. Subliminal advertising has used this for decades. It touches on the powerful placebo and nocebo effects. It’s crucial to education and personal achievement plus relationships. This is a field I’ve been studying for 10 years and see many areas of innovation.

Zip, bam, boom, pow, NASA rail gun scramjet

December 21, 2010 · Posted in innovation · Comment 

NASA is working on a cheaper method to launch spacecrafts using train tracks, a rail gun and a scramjet.
http://gizmodo.com/5714938/nasa-engineers-propose-combining-a-rail-gun-and-a-scramjet-to-fire-spacecraft-into-orbit?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29

This approach uses the Multiple Alternative to lower costs by using existing technologies instead of a Single new technology.

Schools Out in French vs. in France

December 19, 2010 · Posted in innovation · Comment 

The French version of “Schools Out” “L’├ęcole est finie ” by Sheila

Alice Cooper in France singing “Schools Out”

Me in an Alice Cooper Sony TV Commercial

Alice Cooper was my favorite band when I was 4 years old. I figured out how to safely replicate all of his on stage death scenes. That made the adults a bit concerned.