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Josie Beth

This is a topic close to my heart because I used to work as a prosthetic technician. An amazing story about an amazing girl who celebrates being different. 

 

 

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MaryMary

I've seen this. This is amazing :)

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Jani

A truly amazing young woman.  More power to her!  

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Alex C

wait is this true..HOLY SHIP!!!!….one question and its silly one...Her hands look like iron man..is she aloud to fight or are her hands consider lethal wapons? because if she can I would love to be represent her and get her into WWBF

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Josie Beth

The technology just isn’t there yet. Those arms are primarily made of fiberglass and resins with tiny motion “motors” in them. They aren’t really even motors but a common application of antigravity technology that uses an electric charge in a liquid suspension to provide the movement. So it’s very scalable and allows for movement in very small space or unconventional design, like false limbs. This design is about 5 years old and I remember seeing the first prototype that wasn’t quite as space age looking. If you notice she’s often pressing a button on the back of the hand to cycle through the presets. The next leap in this technology would be to actually tie it to brain sensors (which is currently used by fighter pilots to “think” functions on or off) but that’s probably down the road because most people are not going to wear a bulky head harness. I’m sure someone would but right now it’s not available. Anyway the same liquid electromagnetic technology in these arms is also in legs for amputees and allows fluid range of motion to provide a very natural gait both in above knee and below knee devices. I saw a double amputee actually hop and jump in his legs, even on one leg. It’s amazing stuff. With long pants on you can’t even tell that they are amputees. 

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Alex C

wow your beauty and smart... I know I read somewhere that they actually created an artificial brain using simulator computer design molecules.

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Maid In Bedlam

isnt it amazing what they can do now.

 

One day and it will not be long you will be able to have an entire new body part with all this stem cell research they do now. and even this will be obsolete.

 

Power to the girl in the video. Inspiring how shes made a disability into an ability. thats quite empowering.

 

Alex. Are you talking about quantum computing?  Star treks Data will be real soon. Not sure it will be in my lifetime but perhaps in the next 50 years with all the advancement.

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Josie Beth

I think she’s talking about the new computer brain model that mimics organic activity by using a gelatin suspension and tendrils to increase processing power. I read an article about that somewhere and the pioneers of this technology are basically saying that they are taking their design cues from organic models and actually trying to grow computers instead of build them. I assume that means primarily a plant based design arc. It’s interesting but could lead down a darker path easily.

 

My cousin is a bioengineering scientist and the last time I talked to her was around 2000 at Xmas. She weirded me out a little bit when she admitted that they crossed beans with lightning bugs to make flashing green beans. I really don’t talk to her anymore because she seemed to change into a very cold mad scientist type since I first met her as a bubbly teenager. I’m not sure what she is working on right now but it’s probably not self illuminating Xmas trees. It’s definitely something that has to do with splicing dna though.

 

But anyway there’s definitely a lot of technology that can be assembled into synthetic brains and even synthetic “people” but because it’s ripe for abuse on one end and would definitely trigger violent protests from religious zealots on the other, it won’t see any press. It’s very likely that such things already are in existence but remain top secret. We just get to see the mostly benign versions of things and stuff that’s outdated enough to power our phones and computers. Once they can miniaturize and mass produce something cheaply they market it, but there’s always something much more bleeding edge that only gets splinters of it revealed to publications. It’s uncanny but if you read popular science magazines from 20-30 years ago, much of that has already been perfected or become commercial. Even still there’s technology that was invented in the 1940s or earlier that’s still not publicly released. Or if it is proven to work it will only be in YouTube videos of cottage scientists showing their experiments. Nikolai Tesla held the original patent for cellphones and network battery charging and those are thought of as recent technology. 

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Alex C

SO WHAT YOUR TELL ME IS Def Maybe on the new brain !!

 

Hey Bedlam I was talking exactly about what JB  just described....it just crazy how we are moving towards a West World civilization and instead of sir Anthony Hopkins one of trump kids might be at the helm Yukes

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