When you think of mind control, you know you dream of having furry cat ears of your own that you can control with your brainwaves. And why not? They're adorable. They're also the latest fashion in Japan.
The ears, created by a company called Neurowear, sit on top of a headband which incorporates sensors for brainwave reading. The ears spring to attention when you focus intently, and fold down when you relax your thoughts. Neurowear designed them to act like a natural body part.
We've seen a fair amount of brainwave-reading tech, but not much as cute as this. While you can't compose a symphony with the ears, it is a step toward the sort of science that may help people whose health problems make communication difficult. But what's next on the science fashion front? Maybe a set of matching whiskers.
The world over furries are logging on right now to get these
This website needs a section dedicated to Japan
cat ears ARE actually in style over there.
I was weirded at first, but the last paragraph does give a good argument for them. They grew on me.
In the words of the all mighty Borat "Very nice! How much??"
Be funnier if were a giant member of the male genitalia on their forehead that raiser and lowered like that ;)
It gives me hope that at some point in the future we will control tentacles as Dr. Octopus does
Another way they could use these is in schools.
Make all the kids wear 'em... then the teachers know you aren't paying attention when your ears are floppy.
I remember as a kid, I used to wear a mood ring. It was change colors if my fingers change temperature. The idea was a change in hand temperature was a reflection of changing moods.
I like my mood ring as a kid; it was fun. As a toy for kids, I could see this catch on for fun. It's cute and harmless. I like it.
I need to get my girlfriend some of these ears. Everyone who like anime or manga knew if it was cat ears it was coming from Japan.
I want one!
ear staring contest, first one to have their ears perk up looses.
I say that they need to have some sort of sensory so that they are actually ""useful"" other than (insert here the word "cool") decoration.
Different colors for different hair colors would be very nice. I'm a brown, not a white..
How long before the mind controlled tail to go with?
what's that you're holding? the ipad 4? *ears perked*
i believe that was a galaxy tab ;)
You're confused, this is Neko, not Furry.
According to Moore's Law, we'll be able to type by thought in about eight years.
Ha! I am going to buy a load of them and make myt staff wear them.
One glance and I can see who's not concentrating on their work.
Sharp ears everyone please!!!
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