SWITZERLAND - Mind-Controlled TV

Arno Froese

Samsung TVs are already some of the most popular options for high-end home theater systems and the company is now using its television-making prowess to help people with disabilities live more normal lives. A new project by a Samsung team in Switzerland could yield the first smart TV that can be controlled with thoughts.

As CNET reports, Samsung has partnered with Swiss scientists to bring the system to life. Called “Project Pontis,” the ultimate goal is to build a brain/software interface that will allow individuals with movement disabilities to control television features like channel switching and volume control with their brains rather than their bodies.

At present, the system combines brain-monitoring sensors and eye-tracking hardware to identify what selections the individual intends to make. Going forward, the partnership hopes to make the system smart enough to accept commands via brain commands alone, meaning that you’d only need to think about changing the volume for the action to be performed.

-nypost.com, 12 November 2018

Arno's commentary

While there may be some advantages for those who are handicapped, we find this attempt to marry man’s brain with a television/computer pointing to the future.

Speaking of television, it is the tool that shapes humanity’s thinking, and has tremendous influence politically, culturally, and religiously. It is not without reason that the last book of the Bible makes this statement: “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy” (Revelation 1:3a). Nothing is said about seeing, and seeing—in this case, television—has a much stronger influence on the viewer than ever thought before.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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