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DEEP THINKING

Gabe Newell, chief plumber at Valve and part-time Half-Life 3 tease, held forth on New Zealand TV show 1 News earlier this year on the subject of brain-computer interfaces.

It turns out he’s all in favour of them, and Valve is working on software to interpret the signals from our brains, using hardware described as being ‘like a modified VR helmet’.

From our experience, that means it will be largely sampling from around the eye area, but that’s probably where the ‘modified’ part comes in. He’s been working with OpenBCI, a company taking an open-source approach to BCIs, and

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