I was lucky enough to get a 14-minute test ride with this device a couple days ago, courtesy Mitch himself (and Scott Beibin), and can personally attest to its efficacy. Mitch says they should be available commercially soon, retailing for $40. Something like this is long overdue, especially given that Brion Gysin’s dream machine, which works on a similar principle, was developed decades ago. Experienced meditators and psychonauts will recognize the spaces in consciousness that your brain travels to with the aid of this device; others are in for a pleasant, overwhelming shock. It’s like a trailer for an actual psilocybin or LSD trip, or for what you may experience in deeper meditation. Wonderful, much needed—and totally subversive. Well done, Mitch!
Here’s some video with some other folks trying out the Trip Glasses..
You know there have been brain machines for decades, now. Michael Hutchinson wrote a book about them in the early 90’s – Megabrain was his company. They got big around the same time as float tanks.
But most of them were a couple of hundred dollars, and these do seem a lot less expensive.
what’s the point of asking not just one but two people who can barely speak English to review these trip glasses?
I agree. I would like to know what sort of abstract shapes are possible. As this gadget seems to stimulate the visual cortex it must get pretty trippy depending upon how creative one is.
I’d also like to know what brainwave frequency/state the audio is attempting to entrain? Is it the Alpha state?
I’m a naturally curious mind. So I may just end up buying these, just to see what they’re like. 🙂
Combining binaural beats with visual hullucinations? I’m in.
what I found impressive was that they didn’t bother to put the lenses in front of the camera to show what the viewer was seeing.
Heartslord – Pointless. It’s just flashing lights. The eyes don’t see the images, or patterns; the brain does.