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#1 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4606 posts) -

There's an NYT article today that says two people who'd lost control of their limbs were able to move around a robot arm. WITH THEIR MINDS.

and I quote:

Two people who are virtually paralyzed from the neck down have learned to manipulate a robotic arm with just their thoughts, using it to reach out and grab objects. One of them, a woman, was able to retrieve a bottle containing coffee and drink it from a straw — the first time she’d served herself since her stroke 15 years earlier, scientists reported on Wednesday...
...Each had a tiny sensor about the size of a baby aspirin injected just below the skull, in an area of the motor cortex known to be active when people move their arms or hands. They learned to move a robotic arm, mounted at shoulder height on a dolly next to them, by watching the researchers move the arm and imagining they were actually controlling it.

Ghost in the Shell? Now a possibility, rather than a hypothetical. Dr. Octopus? Now a Possibility. Robocop?! A FUCKING POSSIBILITY. Sure, they've done things kind of like this before with artificial limbs and stuff (the article mentions they've accomplished this exact thing before with monkeys) but this is still fucking cool.

The future is now, people. Just don't go cutting off your limbs just so you can get a robot arm... yet.

#2 Posted by BonOrbitz (2215 posts) -

I can't wait to get that robot wang.

#3 Posted by Sackmanjones (4741 posts) -

I didn't ask for this

#4 Posted by frankfartmouth (1018 posts) -

Jax wins. Flawless victory

#5 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

One more step to IMMORTALLITY!!!

#6 Posted by Brodehouse (10075 posts) -

Now I have to go have a stroke so I can have robot arrrrrrms

#7 Posted by familyphotoshoot (654 posts) -

They've been doing this with apes for a while. Looks like it's our turn.

#8 Posted by Undeadpool (4958 posts) -

Mortal Kombaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

#9 Edited by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

Cable! 
 

#10 Posted by EndlessObsidian (477 posts) -
#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@bonorbitz said:

I can't wait to get that robot wang.

Trust me, that shit's overrated. Not a lot of women want to feel like a steamy engine piston is slowly ramming them in the crotch.

#12 Posted by believer258 (11992 posts) -

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

#13 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

#14 Edited by believer258 (11992 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

#15 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4976 posts) -

Marky Mark bringing in the hot scoops!

#16 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

Lets hope for old chick body hopping since that doesn't require a damn countries sacrifice in order for it to happen. Even though the many-eyed thing WOULD be more awesome in reality. It would still be far more dangerous.

#17 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

There's only one right continuity. We both know that!

#18 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4606 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@bonorbitz said:

I can't wait to get that robot wang.

Trust me, that shit's overrated. Not a lot of women want to feel like a steamy engine piston is slowly ramming them in the crotch.

But... it vibrates.

#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg:

So does a dildo.

#20 Edited by believer258 (11992 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

Lets hope for old chick body hopping since that doesn't require a damn countries sacrifice in order for it to happen. Even though the many-eyed thing WOULD be more awesome in reality. It would still be far more dangerous.

Remember that the original anime still winds up (permanently) killing an entire city and then some, partly the unintentional fault of the protagonist no less. I don't have a death count, though, and the story in Brotherhood never specifies how many people died with the wars to the surrounding countries going on, or even how active those wars were. For that matter, I'd bet that the kill counts across both series are probably pretty similar.

#21 Posted by believer258 (11992 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

There's only one right continuity. We both know that!

Yes. The one with the old bitch.

...what? I totally just said the opposite of what you were thinking. Well, probably. You might also be one of those rare few who liked the original better.

#22 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

There's only one right continuity. We both know that!

Yes. The one with the old bitch.

...what? I totally just said the opposite of what you were thinking. Well, probably. You might also be one of those rare few who liked the original better.

Pfft, the original is the one with 400 year old man. Don't you dare say otherwise!

#23 Edited by believer258 (11992 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

There's only one right continuity. We both know that!

Yes. The one with the old bitch.

...what? I totally just said the opposite of what you were thinking. Well, probably. You might also be one of those rare few who liked the original better.

Pfft, the original is the one with 400 year old man. Don't you dare say otherwise!

Ah! The original does have a 400 year old man! A reformed body-hopper, yes, but still a 400 year old man.

EDIT: Is this thread now officially considered de-railed?

#24 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

There's only one right continuity. We both know that!

Yes. The one with the old bitch.

...what? I totally just said the opposite of what you were thinking. Well, probably. You might also be one of those rare few who liked the original better.

Pfft, the original is the one with 400 year old man. Don't you dare say otherwise!

Ah! The original does have a 400 year old man! A reformed body-hopper, yes, but still a 400 year old man.

You bastard. You are at least 200 years too early to be challenging me.

EDIT: Yeah, we derailed it pretty badly.

#25 Posted by BonOrbitz (2215 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@bonorbitz said:

I can't wait to get that robot wang.

Trust me, that shit's overrated. Not a lot of women want to feel like a steamy engine piston is slowly ramming them in the crotch.

But... it vibrates.

If that doesn't get her hot then the 500 psi and the sounds of hydraulics will, right? Bedroom? More like steel mill.

#26 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

Is there anyway to force a stroke? Come on body, get a stroke so I can have thought-controlling robot arms!

#27 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -
#28 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -
#29 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

So when can i be cable?

#30 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@bonorbitz said:

I can't wait to get that robot wang.

Trust me, that shit's overrated. Not a lot of women want to feel like a steamy engine piston is slowly ramming them in the crotch.

But... it vibrates.

The vibration isn't very interesting in my opinion. I'd prefer a flexible dildo over a vibrator anytime.

#31 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

omg. Men like Adam Jensen will become reality. omg. omg omg. now pls ._.

#32 Posted by Getz (3098 posts) -

Mark Wahlberg saying "It has begun" truly is the best way to kick off an apocalypse.

#33 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Jay444111 said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

Lets hope for old chick body hopping since that doesn't require a damn countries sacrifice in order for it to happen. Even though the many-eyed thing WOULD be more awesome in reality. It would still be far more dangerous.

Remember that the original anime still winds up (permanently) killing an entire city and then some, partly the unintentional fault of the protagonist no less. I don't have a death count, though, and the story in Brotherhood never specifies how many people died with the wars to the surrounding countries going on, or even how active those wars were. For that matter, I'd bet that the kill counts across both series are probably pretty similar.

I haven't watched Brotherhood, but the anime-only storyline is one of my favourite shows... ah, nostalgia. FMA still remains one of the most impressive anime shows, period.

#34 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@MarkWahlberg said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@bonorbitz said:

I can't wait to get that robot wang.

Trust me, that shit's overrated. Not a lot of women want to feel like a steamy engine piston is slowly ramming them in the crotch.

But... it vibrates.

The vibration isn't very interesting in my opinion. I'd prefer a flexible dildo over a vibrator anytime.

@Morrow said:

omg. Men like Adam Jensen will become reality. omg. omg omg. now pls ._.

This series of posts would be confusing and unsettling if I didn't know you're a girl.

#35 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

I will TOTALLY go full prosthetic.

#36 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@believer258 said:

@Jay444111 said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

Lets hope for old chick body hopping since that doesn't require a damn countries sacrifice in order for it to happen. Even though the many-eyed thing WOULD be more awesome in reality. It would still be far more dangerous.

Remember that the original anime still winds up (permanently) killing an entire city and then some, partly the unintentional fault of the protagonist no less. I don't have a death count, though, and the story in Brotherhood never specifies how many people died with the wars to the surrounding countries going on, or even how active those wars were. For that matter, I'd bet that the kill counts across both series are probably pretty similar.

I haven't watched Brotherhood, but the anime-only storyline is one of my favourite shows... ah, nostalgia. FMA still remains one of the most impressive anime shows, period.

You should give Brotherhood a watch sometime. (I'm trying my best not to rave about how it's better!)

Original FMA is still pretty awesome though.

#37 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Morrow said:

@MarkWahlberg said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@bonorbitz said:

I can't wait to get that robot wang.

Trust me, that shit's overrated. Not a lot of women want to feel like a steamy engine piston is slowly ramming them in the crotch.

But... it vibrates.

The vibration isn't very interesting in my opinion. I'd prefer a flexible dildo over a vibrator anytime.

@Morrow said:

omg. Men like Adam Jensen will become reality. omg. omg omg. now pls ._.

This series of posts would be confusing and unsettling if I didn't know you're a girl.

lol wouldn't they just guess that by reading my posts? :D

#38 Posted by believer258 (11992 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Morrow said:

@believer258 said:

@Jay444111 said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

Lets hope for old chick body hopping since that doesn't require a damn countries sacrifice in order for it to happen. Even though the many-eyed thing WOULD be more awesome in reality. It would still be far more dangerous.

Remember that the original anime still winds up (permanently) killing an entire city and then some, partly the unintentional fault of the protagonist no less. I don't have a death count, though, and the story in Brotherhood never specifies how many people died with the wars to the surrounding countries going on, or even how active those wars were. For that matter, I'd bet that the kill counts across both series are probably pretty similar.

I haven't watched Brotherhood, but the anime-only storyline is one of my favourite shows... ah, nostalgia. FMA still remains one of the most impressive anime shows, period.

You should give Brotherhood a watch sometime. (I'm trying my best not to rave about how it's better!)

To be completely serious, both shows have their strengths and weaknesses and a great number of differences. I can see why someone would like Brotherhood better, but I just enjoyed the darker cynicism of the original.

Also, watch Brotherhood ASAP. I bash it now and then, but it's fantastic, and it really shows in areas where the original wasn't quite up to par.

#39 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Morrow said:

I haven't watched Brotherhood, but the anime-only storyline is one of my favourite shows... ah, nostalgia. FMA still remains one of the most impressive anime shows, period.

You should give Brotherhood a watch sometime. (I'm trying my best not to rave about how it's better!)

Original FMA is still pretty awesome though.

Yeah, there are lots of anime shows I should give a watch... I just somehow hate watching streamed anime, I prefer my anime in a nice DVD box to watch in good quality on my TV, so I (more or less) patiently wait for DVD releases...

#40 Posted by StalkingTurnip (150 posts) -

@familyphotoshoot said:

They've been doing this with apes for a while. Looks like it's our turn.

You are telling me we gave fucking monkeys robot arms before we gave them to people and we were not all killed by monkey cyborgs? I feel like mankind just dodged a monkey cyborg bullet.

#41 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@Morrow said:

I haven't watched Brotherhood, but the anime-only storyline is one of my favourite shows... ah, nostalgia. FMA still remains one of the most impressive anime shows, period.

You should give Brotherhood a watch sometime. (I'm trying my best not to rave about how it's better!)

Original FMA is still pretty awesome though.

Yeah, there are lots of anime shows I should give a watch... I just somehow hate watching streamed anime, I prefer my anime in a nice DVD box to watch in good quality on my TV, so I (more or less) patiently wait for DVD releases...

I wish I could wait. I'm far too up to date on everything anime to simply be able to wait.

(Still waiting for that Bakemonogatari release!)

#42 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5040 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@Morrow said:

@believer258 said:

@Jay444111 said:

@believer258 said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@believer258 said:

Bah! My avatar had this in 1910!

FMA predicted the future, confirmed?

Yep. Now all we need is for some poor 12-year old to try and bring back his mom and presto! We have a 400 year old many-eyed thingy stealing everyone's souls and trying to absorb God. Or just a really old bitch trying to live forever by body-hopping, it all depends on which continuity occurs.

Lets hope for old chick body hopping since that doesn't require a damn countries sacrifice in order for it to happen. Even though the many-eyed thing WOULD be more awesome in reality. It would still be far more dangerous.

Remember that the original anime still winds up (permanently) killing an entire city and then some, partly the unintentional fault of the protagonist no less. I don't have a death count, though, and the story in Brotherhood never specifies how many people died with the wars to the surrounding countries going on, or even how active those wars were. For that matter, I'd bet that the kill counts across both series are probably pretty similar.

I haven't watched Brotherhood, but the anime-only storyline is one of my favourite shows... ah, nostalgia. FMA still remains one of the most impressive anime shows, period.

You should give Brotherhood a watch sometime. (I'm trying my best not to rave about how it's better!)

To be completely serious, both shows have their strengths and weaknesses and a great number of differences. I can see why someone would like Brotherhood better, but I just enjoyed the darker cynicism of the original.

Also, watch Brotherhood ASAP. I bash it now and then, but it's fantastic, and it really shows in areas where the original wasn't quite up to par.

I couldn't agree more. At first I had my doubts with Brotherhood, but I'm glad I didn't gave them too much thought. I would choose Brotherhood over the original on any day of the week.

#43 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Morrow:

Given your avatar, they'd probably think there's more to Human Revolution than there is on the surface.

#44 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4606 posts) -

@believer258 said:

EDIT: Is this thread now officially considered de-railed?

It's gone from a discussion about the future of cyborgs, to a debate over the various merits of both an anime series and types of dildos. If that doesn't count as derailed (in the best way possible), I don't know what does.

#45 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg said:

@believer258 said:

EDIT: Is this thread now officially considered de-railed?

It's gone from a discussion about the future of cyborgs, to a debate over the various merits of both an anime series and types of dildos. If that doesn't count as derailed (in the best way possible), I don't know what does.

Congratulations, duder. You've made a very successful thread.

#46 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen:

Hmmm ok, considering how much I loved FMA and was emotionally affected by it, I should probably give Brotherhood a chance :) Will do.

#47 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: I'm the exact opposite. I have very little free-time and am far, faaaaar behind with, like, everything ._.

#48 Posted by believer258 (11992 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg said:

@believer258 said:

EDIT: Is this thread now officially considered de-railed?

It's gone from a discussion about the future of cyborgs, to a debate over the various merits of both an anime series and types of dildos. If that doesn't count as derailed (in the best way possible), I don't know what does.

Here's to derailed threads!

#49 Posted by Slag (4615 posts) -

Hmmm I suppose that means mind reading devices aren't terribly far off for interrogations.

#50 Posted by Intro (1208 posts) -

Amazing technology, awesome to see someone who can't use their arms be able to test out this tech.