The good news is, we can now control a pinball machine's flippers with our brains, as this demo at Germany's ceBIT Technology Fair proves. The bad news is, it's not going to make aspiring pinball hustlers look cool in bars.

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The brain-controlled pinball machine is the work of the Berlin Brain-Computer Interface research consortium, and it is pretty amazing that you can now play a game solely with your brain impulses. Images by Sean Gallup/Getty Images.