It’s already happening isn’t it? Yes, the future of online gaming is moving at a very rapid pace. Each time a new technology comes forth it is instantly integrated into our mobile smart phones or tablets. The gaming community is also immediately grabbing those technologies and finding new applications for them. For instance the 4G wireless technologies are allowing videoconferencing, and the gaming communities are already using that as well.
The medical industry has developed technology to monitor stroke patients, and help those who have lost limbs use their mind to control their computers. All of this too is being integrated into mobile technologies and mobile tablets. With all these technologies the gaming community has harnessed their power and is now using these systems to allow gamers to control the game by using thought alone. That’s right they are using human brains to control the game within the computer.
There was an interesting blog post recently at MIT’s Technology Review Online Blog Network – an article titled; “This Is Your Brain on iPhone – A Series of Apps Use Your Brain Waves to Power Them. Welcome to the Era of DIY EEG” by David Zax posted on May 3, 2011.
It is amazing how fast these technologies are moving, and soon we will have holographic projection technology within a few generations of the iPad. In fact, Apple and several other companies have already introduced and filed patents on holographic technology to be used in mobile devices. It’s all coming and it’s already in the pipeline, and it will be here within five-years or less. Not only will it be here, but it will be mass-produced, and everyone will be able to use it.
Best of all since all this will be mass produced, these games may cost less than five dollars per unit, and that price will continue to come down. Eventually it may only be five dollars to play a host of different games on your iPad without using a joystick or controller, only using your own brainwaves in your own mind. This will surely lead the way to navigating on your tablet without touching the screen, or speaking a word into the speech recognition system.
Yes, it’s true you will be using your brainwaves to power your avatar within the game on your tablet, while sipping on a Frappachino at Starbucks, in a gaming community with tens of thousands of other people all over the world doing the same thing. And it will all be displayed on a holographic image right in front of you. Imagine that? That is the future, and I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.