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Don't scan for music -- let the music scan YOU

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  • This week's 5 most fantastic innovations and ideas!
  • Headphones scan brain to select music based on your mood
  • New app makes it possible to never pay at a restaurant again
Don't scan for music -- let the music scan YOU

Editor's Note: Each week we're scouting out amazing innovations, cutting edge technology and, well, just really awesome ideas. Before it goes mainstream, it's going to be one of our favorite 5 Things From The Future!

Our refrigerators still require us to select and grab the food we want to eat.

Our TVs still require us to choose and select the shows we want to watch.

So. Much. Effort.

But for all of us who have pined for that Shangrai-La(zy) type of future where you can get exactly what you want without ever having to lift a finger, a new pair of headphones promises maximum entertainment with a bare minimum of effort.

These Mico headphones will play the perfect tune for you by scanning your brain and determining your mood. Mico has about 100 songs currently on its server, but the developer told Engadget they'd like to partner one day with Spotify to tap their music library. Which would be amazing.

Feeling down? Here's some Morrissey. Happy and excited? Boom. Katy Perry in your ear. Just dismounted a pony and feel like dancing? You're ready for some Psy.

The (admittedly clunky) headphones include a protruding sensor which does the scan work and syncs with a mobile app to deliver a song from the database. According to Engadget, there are only two of these headphones in existence right now and "Mico's inventor told us they were coming in 'the near future,' whatever that might mean."

So in the meantime, you can check them out in the video below, right beneath the rest of this week's Things From the Future!

- New app makes it possible to never pay at a restaurant again

- Vending machine dispenses a Camaro Hot Wheels when you tweet about the new Camaro

- Pig out, then work out, all within this "calorie-neutral" restaurant

- Energy-producing soccer ball can light up impoverished neighborhoods

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