In his book Crushing It, Gary Vaynerchuk likens the future of social media to floating spheres capturing everything you do, privacy be damned. It sets the tone for a haunting Black Mirror episode and tying this idea to one of Cyberpunk 2077’s eerie gizmos makes matters all the more alarming.
Touted as an experience that lets you explore a virtual reality with all your senses, Cyberpunk 2077’s braindances (BDs) are equal parts chilling and enchanting. They work on the same principle of electroencephalograms (EEGs), that of monitoring minute electrical signals in the brain.
But while most of today’s tech focuses on detecting and understanding electrical impulses, BDs seek to alter them. The result is an artform on steroids, a limitless medium that doesn’t take its sweet time to immerse you. Like a tub of ice, it cuts to the bone. All that’s left is a slave to the rhythm.
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