Navigating Netflix Using Mind Control

Do you often find yourself hunting for the TV remote and finally give up in vain? Or perhaps you just have way too many days when you are too lazy to even pick up the remote. At times like this, you probably find yourself wishing that you could control your TV with your mind. Well Netflix has now announced that this is possible!

Netflix mind control

At the annual Netflix Hack Day event, the company invited hundreds of developers to come together to collaborate on innovative ideas and inventions that can improve their video streaming service. Ideated within 24 hours, one of the projects that really stood out amongst the sea of others was dubbed as MindFlix.

MindFlix is a device that will allow users to control and navigate through Netflix using only their mind. In a demonstrative video for the project, the MindFlix team is seen wearing a headband created by Muse. This band is able to detect movements and read thoughts.

By moving your head horizontally or vertically, users will be able to scroll through the interface of the service. Once you have found a movie or show that you would like to watch, simply think ‘PLAY’ and the video will start. Though this may seem like actual mind-reading, in reality the band is simply tracking your brain-activity using sensors and is taking pre-determined actions based on the feedback generated.

Netflix mind control

While this headband functioned flawlessly in the demonstrative video, it is yet to be seen how the device will actually work when used in everyday life. Unfortunately, according to Netflix, not all of these exciting projects will actually be executed as the main goal of the Hack Day event is to stimulate and encourage innovation. For now, users will have to wait patiently with their fingers crossed and hope that Netflix decides to launch this product!

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Picture courtesy – businessinsider.com, digit.in


by techtalks @TechTalks February 2, 2017 12:11 PM UTC

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