About this project
Stream/Buy the song we extracted with the Auditory Core!
Update: Featured in WIRED Magazine!
We reached our $500,000 goal!
The Auditory Core is now a reality! We are endlessly thankful for your support on this journey, and we can't wait to see the looks on your faces when you try the Core for the first time.
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Your brain is an incredibly powerful computer.
Much like your home computer, your mind has its own set of coding languages that it understands. Sometimes our brains have trouble arranging this code in a way that makes sense. Think about your last breakup, or the last time you lost a pet.
Sometimes we crash.
What is ICIC?
At its core, ICIC is an automated system that cleans, enhances and optimizes the mind.
That means no more crashes, no more slowdowns, no more panic, no more misery. With ICIC, nothing prevents you from achieving your dreams.
Think of it as the ultimate accessory for your life.
Whether you're a creative, a student, a friend, a lover, or all of the above, ICIC gives you the freedom to do more: make an important business presentation, pass a crucial exam, or tell someone how you really feel - without ever having to experience stress, anxiety or doubt again.
Big things come in small packages
The Auditory Core fits ICIC's amazing functionality into a brilliant, fashionable design. Sleek, simple, and easy-to-wear, the Core is your comfortable cognitive companion. You won't even know it's there, but you'll feel the difference.
Here's how easy it is:
Insert the Core's hemisphere into your ear.
You'll probably feel a sort of tingle - this is good! It means data is flowing between the Core and your Auditory nerve.
Tap once to start the standard program.
You'll notice positive changes in the first few seconds as the Core begins to detect and repair errors in your mental code.
The Auditory Core charges with a standard micro-USB cable. The luminescent panel glows to tell you it's charging.
What would a revolutionary product be without a revolutionary user experience?
Say hello to the Core Interface - an online hub for your personal Core. Each ICIC device comes with a special username and password, which will allow you to explore a wide range of convenient, exclusive options.
With this login, you will be able to view real-time cyberbiometric analysis, access life progress reports, and even find your Scene with a selection of custom programs tailored to you. More information on this in a future update, so stay tuned!
Features: We developed many technologies for ICIC, with a network of innovations working together as one unit. All of this amazing engineering was designed to make ICIC an absolute joy to use.
LiFe Processor with proprietary Lithium-Ferrite architecture
HippOS Enabled Host Controller & 64GB MRAM
Access all your important mental files in your browser
Always connected via Neuromagnetic technology
Press or media inquiry? Contact us at email@example.com.
ICIC Auditory Core Basic ($99 Tier, $85 Early Bird)
Be one of the first to get the Auditory Core. Comes with one charging cable—and, of course, a sneak peek at the online Core Interface!
Risks and challenges
We've been working as hard as we can to ensure that the product will be realized on a realistic timeline. We've heard horror stories of production delays, miscommunications, and manufacturing errors. Here at ICIC, we are devoted to keeping your mind at ease even before using our product. That's why measures have been taken to all but guarantee the delivery of the new wave in personal technology.
We've already had our product reviewed, with projected timeline for production and delivery by our manufacturing partner. We've lined up shipping, logistics, and repair service. However, there are always risks that are out of our control, including:
- Certification delays: Various parts of our product must be tested and approved by various independent agencies.
- Unauthorized imitators: Beware of any third-party versions of our technologies. We understand that there may be knockoffs of our promising innovation, but do not use these. We regulate and test our products for unparallelled functionality. We have legal infrastructure set in place to deal with these violations.
We are confident in our ability to deliver this product on time, with great quality. We will keep all of our backers updated along the way, and be available for your questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We understand that the prospect of a brain-altering device sounds scary, but it's actually much safer than current methods. We consider medication to be a "blunt" solution; it's addictive, imprecise and often causes all sorts of side effects. Biosoftware offers a much more specific approach, so we can deal with mental code on a line-by-line basis, rather than broadly altering the code with chemicals.
Don't worry, you'll still be "you!" Imagine a happier version of you: friendlier, more approachable, more willing to explore and achieve your dreams. If you're willing to accept these personality changes, we assure that nothing else inside will get touched.
If you do feel like you're losing yourself, submit a report to us and we will immediately restore a backup and fix the issue.
Yes, it does - the Core accesses the auditory nerve, which is located beyond the cochlea and the middle ear.
Yep, it does! When the Core "listens" to the voices in your head, it is performing functional tracing, rather than linguistic analysis.
The Core Interface is a Chrome experience. However, you can take the Safe Space with you anywhere.
ICIC is not therapy. Therapy can provide valuable opinion and guidance, while ICIC fixes the cognitive errors that confuse you and slow you down. Please continue to visit your psychiatrist.
It is likely that ICIC will improve your mental quality much more effectively than old-school therapy. ICIC allows you to be your own best friend. You should still acheive independence only when you feel ready.
Nope. The Core sends data at a much higher frequency than perceptible. It does make notification sounds when you turn it on, connect it, and turn it off, but those can be muted.
We are working on a feature that will allow you to listen to music through the Core as well. Keep an eye out for an announcement!
We utilized the myriad of resources at various New York University departments, as well as the programming skill of our network of brilliant friends. Our team is currently 20 strong, filled with great designers, marketers, biologists, material scientists, electrical engineers, and logistics managers.
Infinite thanks to our team for bringing our fever dream to life!
We are in negotiations with various retailers, but we feel it is not necessary in our current stage.
Until further notice, the Auditory Core and related materials will be available via online order only.
We store mental data for the purpose of improving the product. You are assigned a user ID in our database which is kept anonymous.
We do not sell your data or share it with third parties. However, we do hold legal rights over that data purely to protect it from outside use.
Working on ICIC has consumed nearly all of our time. It's been a blessing being consumed by this project. The further we got into it, the more we realized that its importance was greater than anything else.
Early in the development of the product, we realized that our music was a distraction; that this concept of digital mental interfacing would help people much more than our music ever could. So if you asked us this earlier, we would tell you yes, we are done.
In this past week, though, we discovered a function of ICIC that we never could have expected. We've been experimenting with a new development tool that allows access and decoding of internal mental audio. To our surprise, we could configure the Core in such a way that we could extract and store the music in our heads. This finding inspired us to try a collaborative extraction of imagined sound. Within 30 minutes, we dreamed up something we couldn't create with existing audio software.
So, while we won't be making music in the traditional sense, we are considering publishing our experiments and discoveries in the emerging field of Direct Mental Audio. We will report our findings on DMA decoding in a future update.
UPDATE: We are now offering the DMA-enabled edition of the Auditory Core as a reward option! We can't wait to hear the music that has been trapped in your head for so long. Pre-order what we made with it!
HippOS is the software platform for the LiFe processor. It's purpose-built for the Lithium Ferrite architecture and is invulnerable to malicious attacks from other operating systems. We chose the HippOS name because the Hippos are well-rounded, friendly, and powerful animals.
Although ICIC constantly modifies mental code, every logically interconnected line is modified at once and is committed only when the replacement code has fully transferred to your memory. This means there's always a complete, working version of code, even if the transfer is interrupted. Therefore, if you take the Core out during use, it simply pauses, ready to resume operation when you put it back on.
If you decide not to use the Core for an extended period of time, you will notice the gradual accumulation of mental errors in the form of anxiety and confusion. This will be very slow compared to your brain before ICIC. However, the emotional cleanliness of your mind is completely up to you. Use ICIC in a way that makes you comfortable.