Impressive but still not even close to a real arm.. he has to change the thumb position with the other arm?:O
Why arent they attaching them straight to the brain though? It's possible and been done .. and it would also make it possible to actually feel with the arm.
Obviously its never going to compare to his real arm, but I think the thing to take away from this is that this piece of equipment is going to completely turn his life around, look at all the things he is physically able to do that without the arm, he would simply be incapable of doing. Fascinating that we are making advances like this to help people ease their suffering.
Originally Posted by want my Slimjim
You don't stand next to someone and speak In Spanish in an uncrowded area. Thats not a freedom concept.
I would change my whole body with a bionic one (provided it's as good/better as the ones in science-fic :P) in a heartbeat.
That being said, both arms look really awesome for the people needing them.
Why would you want a body? Purely digital AI, please.
As long as I don't go rampant.
Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
There is a modern myth that people have always tended towards democracy, constitutions, electoral rights; but in truth, love of freedom has never been the predominant note of popular politics. At most times, popular demand has been for a strong government.