This is a bit different. I like it because it reminds me of those bizarre, medieval guides on the exotic creatures and inhabitants of the world's unknown corners. Like the dog-headed people, or the folk with heads in their torsos, bees being born in ox carcasses, antelopes identified as unicorns, and all that. The drinking their own urine part did it. Go to Comment
I have lost tons of stuff with hard drive fails. I feel your pain. But when you, Scras dies and some Ph.D. student working a thesis about your life discovers these spiral notebooks your work will have second life.
Cave paintings would last longer than anything mentioned. Go to Comment
If you start getting further away with a sides completion (like I do all the time with Rubiks cubes, because I suck at them) do the intensity of the emotions dwindle?
I like this a whole bunch; plus it has a myriad of practical uses and can substitute any illegal drug in a game. What if the players find one of these cubes (say, the anger cube) in their travels without fully understanding what it is, and then through the course of the game as one person plays with it, he becomes increasingly aggressive and prone to flights of violence.
It boils down computer and internet addiction (which is actually quite a serious issue) into a massively condensed and fast-paced form; all of those emotions can be obtained from the internet (Such as fear/happiness in computer games, and arousal in adult websites etc...) And as we know, there are already cases of people dying of fatigue after World of Warcraft marathons and the like.
Without details, i'll agree with Scras at the end there - addiction sucks. Go to Comment
The only difference between modern internet addiction and the emote cube is that the cube itself isn't just a cool toy to play with, it's directly jacked into the emotional seratonin/dopamine system of the brain.
As for the other, when the cube is scrambled, it doesn't do anything. Once several panels are on the same side, the effect starts to play out. A fully scrambled cube doesn't do anything, nor does a fully solved puzzle, everything is balanced out. So the cube isn't a hand grenade device, it won't get you for just picking it up. Go to Comment
The emote cube was a foundation piece of technology for developing the biofeedback system used by the CogNet (4th gen immersive internet ala the Matrix). So, there are an untold number of devices using this tech. Go to Comment
I like how even the "bad" sides still have som therapeutic uses. Do any other devices use this technology? And why not sell the sides individually? Why not sell less intense versions of these cubes? Go to Comment