Monday, March 31, 2008

Pretty interesting

Talk is about 4 minutes, pretty amazing.

10 Comments:

Blogger JERKFISH! said...

I started laughing at about 36 seconds.

Come on Rich. Was mind astral travel not enough?

1:43 PM  
Blogger The Potato said...

Here's the major problem:

I call it the "Wiggle Your Ears Paradox"

For some people, wiggling your ears is easy enough, but for the most part, its not an easy task. The problem is, sure, you can see what it would look like if you could wiggle your ears. You can see your ears in the mirror, and you can focus every ounce of brain power on your ears... maybe some day you'll be able to wiggle them. However... just because you know exactly what's going on doesn't mean you have the ability to control every part of your body. It's cool that we can do brain scans in milisecond time, thats probably why they can do telekenesis in a game now... but really? Controlling pain? Ya, ok. I really feel like he's appealing to retarded people in his complete lack of information. He's like: LOOK AT THESE BRAIN SCANS! CRAZY SCIENCE! BIG WORDS! OH MY GOD!

3:27 PM  
Blogger JERKFISH! said...

Pretty much, and he uses the logic that because you can see it, you can mimic it, as demonstrated with the waving at the beginning.

But I could also tell you "raise your hand and wave it back and forth" without showing you and the person would be able to do it anyway. With that logic it would mean I could tell a chronic pain patient "stop being in pain" and they could make it so. But that isn't how life works.

P.S. I just found out I can totally wiggle my ears.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Richard Eichele said...

a scientist with a phd...where is your PHD? buddy.... TED talks if you knew anything about it is a conference once a year where only reputable people gives talks. Reputable means they know what the fuck they are talking about, vice a 20 year old like yourself with shitty logic.

2:28 AM  
Blogger Richard Eichele said...

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2:37 AM  
Blogger Richard Eichele said...

sorry ed...we cant always sound as smart as we think we are
if hes full of bs, explain this
his completely refutes your "wiggle your ears paradox"
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4262-monkeys-brain-signals-control-third-arm.htm

2:44 AM  
Blogger JERKFISH! said...

GUYZ GUYZ. He's reputable! He speaks at a thing with only reputable people like every year so it must be true! He has a PhD after all. You know how many people in this world have a PhD?! Like 7!

Thats why such a miraculous is getting prime media coverage (read: is barely getting internet coverage.) Not because he developed a new technology such as a real time MRI but because he was totally like "if you see a jpeg of your brain you can totally control it"

I can't wait until the day people discover that you can leave your physical body and travel on an astral plane. The world will embrace that one too!

P.S. Some of the super reputable smart speakers at TED include to super smart J.J Abrams (ZOMG LOST), and Bono (ZOMG DBAG) and Ze Frank (Never heard of him? Neither has anyone else. All he did was post a popular video online and spoke there as an "internet specialist"), TONY ROBBINS (HUNGRY), and Will Wright (...ok hes awesome, but as you can see this isn't a convention of rocket scientists as Rich likes to make it out.)

Know what TED stands for? Technology ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN. This show is just as much a high brow E3 than a doctors convention.

7:04 AM  
Blogger The Potato said...

Haha... thanks for doing the research for me rob, i knew something what amiss with rich's description of TED. That's pretty funny. Why would this talk be held at the TED then. I'm confused... haha.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I totally missed this argument.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Richard Eichele said...

why was I so angry back then....

5:59 AM  

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