By Margaret Lyons
August 05, 2010 at 06:45 PM EDT

Once upon a time, small children jerked their Nintendo controllers to and fro in an attempt to make the wee plumber jump further or higher. We leaned over to slide under things; we pulled the controller closer to our bodies to navigate treacherous, icy terrain.

But now it’s the future, and some enterprising engineers have reworked an NES so they can control Mario with their eyes.

Will I ever pick my jaw up off the floor, PopWatchers?