I giggle at the hipsters with standing desks and vertical monitors. It's hard to be unique when your too busy being trendy.
I am going to start fining people who don't have sufficient spam filters, don't maintain a failover cluster, or utilize something like cloud flare. (When pigs fly, right?)
Piss off Spamhaus and come down off your narcissistic rooftop. I never asked you to play internet vigilante for me.
So, your Brainwave Pattern + Industry Standard Conversion = Valid Authentication Token. What is keeping me from taking that same token to another device that uses the same industry standard? It's not any different than a variation of a "Pass the Hash" issues encountered in our current computing culture.
Moreover, most biometric safeguards implemented today are run on top of existing authentication schemes. Do you think when you scan your fingerprint that it sends your fingerprint data to active Directory to authenticate? Doubtful. The application validates you finger print locally and then Authenticates you in an existing method i.e Kerberos, or whatever. Most Biometrics are just macros that type in your password for you behind the scenes.
In theory only one device should be able to reproduce those waves..your brain. Just like you should be the only one with access to your private keys. But I am a firm believer that anything that requires input can be tricked into accepting false inputs. Even Dildo's are a falsified input which will usually "authenticate" on the correct biometric systems.
I would ask who gives a hoot what any of these people think...but the answer most likely would scare me.
I guess what I am really trying to say is that I wish people would learn to think for themselves rather than have a celebrity make their decisions for them. I would much rather see the opinion of a political scientist / statistician on the front page when it comes down to politics. Just like I would rather see Zuckerberg's opinion on a social media issue than an unqualified political scientist.
This seems like something that could have been posted on twitter and been done with.