What will we think of next?!  Apparently, our very thoughts are the next step in the technological revolution.

That’s right.  Rapid progress in brain mapping technology means that the ability to control devices with our minds may no longer be the stuff of science fiction.  And one company is getting the jump on a new line of ‘brain wearables.’

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Neste’s* new ThinkEar earphones are a bold entertainment concept that offers thought-controlled personal audio.

You read that right.  The earphone’s integrated 5 point EEG sensors are able to read your brainwaves while an integrated microcomputer translates them into interaction commands to navigate your audio content.

Worried about those thoughts?  ThinkEar claims to offer users the least intrusive levels of interaction imaginable.

Unlike other systems coming to the market — and there are others — ThinkEars’ earphones are not tethered to any external device.  This means they can be connected to secondary devices via Bluetooth Smart, but are also able to access your favourite cloud services directly.

*Not familiar with Neste?  The company is a pioneer in oil refining and renewable solutions with sustainable operations that have received recognition in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.