2/14/09

Toys of the FUTURE!

As Terry would say from Futurama, "Welcome to the World of Tomorrow!"

Mattel is calling this a "mental acuity" game. I call it...a possible hoax. I don't know, what do you think?



This is Mattel's press release about the game. Read it and tell me if you're creeped out or excited about the possibility. It all feels so sci-fi movie plot to me. The only question is, what kind of a movie are we in if we play this game? The scary kind where the game is secretly training us as super-soldiers or the good futuristic kind where things are heading toward a utopian society? Or, is this just a cool game. Or an early April Fool's prank? You decide.

"About the game:
Have you ever dreamed of moving an object with the power of your mind? Mindflex™, makes that dream a reality! A lightweight headset containing sensors for the forehead and earlobes measures your brainwave activity. When you focus your concentration, a small foam ball will rise on a gentle stream of air. Relax your thoughts and the ball will descend. By using a combination of physical and mental coordination, you must then guide the ball through a customizable obstacle course – the various obstacles can be repositioned into many different configurations. Once you have the mental skills necessary to complete the course, it’s time to take it up a notch and challenge your friends and family to see who can achieve the highest scores by being the fastest and most accurate mental warrior around. Mindflex™ combines advanced technology with the power of thought to create an interactive experience unlike any other – a game where players compete in the ultimate mental marathon!"

For updates on Mindflex™ go to:
www.mindflexgames.com

You know, Star Trek: TNG episode 106 was called, "The Game" and dealt with addictive mental gaming. I'm just saying...