Stroke Victims Control Robotic Arm With Thoughts

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  1. KimmoAlmPhoenix

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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...08222201533252.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

    Now all the old people on the block will whipper snap those young'uns like the Terminator on John Connor.

    But on the sciencey bit, what about the biological arena of growing back limbs like when you cut the tails off those little lizards? Won't there be a huge medical market competition in the next 30 years for patients choosing between regenrative organic limbs vs. cyborg metal crushability ubermensch but fuel-battery dependent monster parts? And how far has the aformentioned science progressed? Esp. in Japan?

    Then after base medical costs how would insurances handle this? Would the most likely to be minority cyborg people have to form their own sports leagues in some sort of sci-fi civil rights struggles? Would we have to revise and create new areas of law on injury and deaths caused by these metallic swingers? Would they even be allowed to work in jobs involved with children? Would a reverse sort of hiring trend in first sector jobs like construction and mining go reverse discrimination and at least always a minimum of 90% of the whole crew are cyborg people?
     
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    This would make a good mindfuck poster.
     
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    I wonder if they let him keep the arm or sent him on his ass when they were finished with testing. Such a sophisticated piece of mechinery would cost tens of thousands. Too much for a McDonald's employee who lost his arm. Maybe they can just add a few joints with a spatula on the end for a few k?
     
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    What? Why couldn't he control the arms by will like in Inspector Gadget The Movie?
     
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    This will be another forethcoming issue in the cyborg civil rights future movements.

    What if the cyborg arm were "installed" on a baby? Can you imagine the carnage of a tantrum when Junior doesn't want to eat his veggies?

    I think insurance companies will find perfectly predatory ways to exploit the cyborg poor.
     
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    This would be a great feat in science and a bit frighting at the exact same time. So how long till we get regenerating Organs?
     
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    Let's hope that arm is not connected to the emotional side of his brain, otherwise it will just be masturbating all day and grabbing asses.

    there's always biomechanical limbs like metal skeleton with dense synthetic muscle fibers that can be connected to the nerves to create the contraction, that would solve the battery problem.
    Either way, regrown would need genetic engineering, reattaching a new limb, donated or grown, would still need a great deal of rehab as the nerves would be the same pathways that they used to, and would take training to get back dexterity.

    Japan had a stock of artificially grown limbs but they ate them all in restaurants.
    they ran out of funding.
    And they used all robot limbs to make sex robots.
    don't get too excited, they have no pussy because in Japan depictions of female parts below the belt is illegal.



    Paralympics team.

    And working with Children, if the arm is hooked to the emotional side and keeps kidie fiddlin you have a closet pedo on the job.

    Especially for you.