posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:24 AM
Okay, currently, this innocently resides in the "science and technology" forum, although there are a few others that come to mind. Admins, if you feel
the need to modify the forum this is under - go right ahead.
I just read this article, and was lost for words.
Ever since i've started reading about the Occulus Rift virtual reality headset, this has been a thought that has always come to mind. And to actually
see people trying this, has left me speechless.
It's actually scary with the progression that engineers are making in terms of exoskeleton suits to reduce physical stress on the body, to gesture
controlled robotic arms, that i would NOT be surprised if we saw humans being remotely controlled by other humans within the next 10 years.
Such a dystopian fantasy is a lot closer than everyone realises.
Anyway, i'm just seeing what everybody's thoughts are on this. Personally, i'm incredibly interested by the idea. I see a project like this being used
to "remotely assist" people from somewhere else. Sort of like the "remote desktop connection" used by IT admins, although i haven't thought about who
would qualify to assist people in this way.
Although, sadly, i believe this will only ever be used as a weapon. Ideas like these never usually progress "for the greater good". Great idea in
theory - Practically, we'll see.
edit on 29-1-2014 by xxdaniel21 because: (no reason given)