The sixth sense is commonly perceived as a woman’s obscure intuition, connected with female sensibility, often confused with fragility, which can even predict the future, or feel things before they happen… But google it and you mostly get links to Night Shyamalan’s film, in addition to a couple slightly more futuristic websites, or should I say surrealistic… I’m talking about a short video, a demonstration by Dr. Pattie Maes of MIT, whose team developed a technology designed to enhance … our sixth sense.
As you can see by the video below, soon we’ll be behaving like Tom Cruise in Minority Report, gesturing with our hands in front of products in supermarkets and stores, touch screening our own hands, or any surface available, in search for product information, and even start using ‘marker cap’ nails in multiple colours. How cool is that? All you need is this micro-equipment composed of a web-cam, a portable battery powered projection system with mirror, which exchanges information with your cell phone, and … the cute nails. All for 350 dollars, which with mass production, probably made in China, could bring down the price dramatically.
So far business as usual. What does that do for your sixth sense? According to the logic in the video, it helps you to make the right choices. The right comsuption choices dictated by your electronic sixth sense, which soon you will be able to acquire for the price of a cell phone. More imporantly, it helps you making the ‘right’ friends. With the right gear, next time you meet someone, the person (and you) will be projecting on his or her body, tags associated with his or her blog, his or her website, his or her social network. Words that supposedly will help you ‘sense’ who this person is. Or maybe not.
People are not electronic devices nor are they dictated by isolated tags, labels or definitions. People can be all they want, all the words, with their synonyms and antonyms, all at the same time. There are no rules, no mathematical equation. Our sixth sense, of women and men, is not a vehicle for detecting such tags and make good shopping choices. People are catalyzers to each other and to the environment around them. We are attracted to each other for the qualities we see in another person, qualities we need or want to possess, to develop, to anthropophagize. Qualities that our sixth sense communicates to us are necessary for our own transformation(s), our mental, creative and emotional evolution. So when you meet someone in a future near you, turn off the gear, make yourself blind to the tags, go with the flow as you ‘feel’ the person standing in front of you, and simply let your sixth sense tell you who that person is to you.
O sexto sentido é comumente entendido como um tipo de intuição obscura da mulher, conectada com uma certa sensibilidade feminina, frequentemente confundida com fragilidade, que pode até prever o futuro, ou sentir coisas antes de elas acontecerem. Mas googlem-no e o retorno traz numerosos links para o filme de Night Shyamalan, juntamente com alguns websites um pouco mais futuristicos, ou melhor, surrealistas… Falo de uma curta de uma palestra pela Dra. Pattie Maes do MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), responsável pela equipe que desenvolveu uma tecnologia criada para realçar … o nosso sexto sentido.
Como podem ver no vídeo acima, cedo nos estaremos comportando qual Tom Cruise no filme Minority Report, gesticulando à frente dos produtos nas prateleiras dos supermercados e da lojas, tocando as nossas mãos como um monitor, ou qualquer superfície por ali, procurando informações sobre produtos e até usando modernas unhas-marcadores de várias cores. Só precisamos de um micro-equipamento composto por webcam, sistema de projeção com espelho carregado por uma bateria portátil que troca informação com o nosso celular e … as tais unhas multi-cores que achei uma ótima idéia. Tudo por 350 dolares, o que com produção em massa, made in China, poderia baixar o preço dramaticamente.