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originally posted by: WhiteHat
a reply to: jedi_hamster
oh, I see now.
edit: I tried their demo once and since it did nothing except a mild headache I always believed they are hoax.
(sorry if I derailed the thread)
They say they have many other "vibes" besides calm and energy but they're not ready for deployment yet.
…the puck uses your iPhone to log the number of uses for each vibe type, it "phones home" to get an ok to run, more than likely.
originally posted by: joeraynor
a reply to: WhiteHat
Yeah hemi-sync is indeed a real thing.
It is a binaural induction system; the theory is that our brains have trouble registering pitches on the low end of the spectrum- the ones from 3-40 hz range that correspond to brain state rates- so what they do is play 2 pitches in either ear, one such as 140 hz, and another such as 120 hz, and our brains can hear the "wobble" between the two, and registers a new pitch of 20 hz as the dominant sound. There is strong experimental evidence to show that an individual can use this system to induce alpha, theta, and delta brain states, although those claims are not fully mainstream yet.
originally posted by: lostgirl
Could this be helpful to someone suffering treatment resistant clinical depression (or at least it's side effects of chronic fatigue, anxiety, irritability etc.)
Do you think there's any possibility of people getting addicted to wearing the device?
Would you be willing to do a thread on ATS to share your experiences with the device after you've used it a while?
originally posted by: intrptr
Two way? Thats even scarier.
but when I log into my account, it not only knows how many strips I've purchased, but how many times and for how long I've used each type of vibe. And when.
4) they can build up quite a bit of metadata on what sort of vibe you use, when you do, how long you do, and where you were at the time
5) maybe you could receive some new 'vibe' by network that you weren't expecting, if they had a mind to do so.
originally posted by: Bedlam
Of course, I think the immediate thing to do would be to figure out their puck protocol, write new control software and adios muchacho to the Thync corporation. Which is sort of what I'm interested in at a personal level, once we're done with it.
In Larry Niven's Known Space stories, a wirehead is someone who has been fitted with an electronic brain implant (called a "droud" in the stories) to stimulate the pleasure centres of their brain. In the Known Space universe, wireheading is the most addictive habit known (Louis Wu is the only given example of a recovered addict), and wireheads usually die from neglecting themselves in favour of the ceaseless pleasure. Wireheading is so powerful and easy that it becomes an evolutionary pressure, selecting against that portion of Known Space humanity without self-control.