Driving With Mind Powers: Could It Happen?

Angkor 333-2010 by Nhean Phaloek

I’m getting sick of using my hands and feet when I drive.

Press the clutch in, shift gears, step on the gas, press on the brake pedal. Over and over again. Yeah, I’m at least thankful for key fobs and push-button start so I don’t have to physically insert keys anymore. (Those days were hard on my hands, especially during frigid winters.) Pushing buttons is way easier, but its still not easy enough.

I would love to walk up to my car in the grocery store parking lot, think about my doors unlocking, then happily load up my sacks of frozen pizzas and frosted circus cookies. I want to start my car, too, not by twisting a key or pushing a button, but by simply using my mind.

All the manual labor involved in driving is just so 20th century. The days of controlling our cars telepathically has to be coming soon, right?

Heck yeah it is! Just ask Nhean Phaloek, a 51-year-old Cambodian who built his own car, pictured on top, that he says responds to telepathic commands. Phaloek says,

I just snap my fingers and the car’s door will open. Or I just think of opening the car’s door, and the door opens immediately.

Oh sure, you might be hesitant to believe Mr. Phaloek’s claim. But look closer at his car. See any door handles? Their absence can only mean one thing: He doesn’t need no stinkin’ door handles, because his mind does all the work.

I don’t really know why his car has a steering wheel or mirrors, though, since telepathic mind powers should eliminate the need for them.

Maybe Phaloek needs to hook up with Nam Do, whose Australian company, Emotiv Systems, will launch a device with potential to let gamers operate their PCs with their thoughts. It’s called the Emotiv EPOC, and is scheduled for release in the U.S. on Dec. 21 at a cost of $299.

Skeptical of a mind control device that costs only three hundred bucks? Don’t be! It just proves this whole telepathy thing is way easier than anyone thought.  Which means the pieces are in place for cars to operate telepathically, too. First step: Guy in Cambodia claims to invent the technology. Second step: Guy in Australia invents mind-control for video games. Third step: Introduce the guys to each other, and I drive to the grocery store using only my thoughts while exerting no physical energy.

Do you believe the claim that a telepathic car exists in Cambodia?

-tgriffith

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