Brainloop is a brain-computer interface that senses a user’s thoughts about motor commands (e.g., “move left hand”), and uses them to control software. The demo is beautiful and engaging simply because it shows a user controlling Google Earth. In past demos of brain-computer interfaces I’ve seen, the user is usually doing visually boring things like moving a cursor or surfing the web. Using the same type of input to control Google Earth makes it spectacular.
Note to self: when out to impress with a new input device, try to design the demo to include flying around the globe.