Open Thread: Mind-controlled robotic arm

Today’s open thread brought to you by amazing technology, giving a paralyzed woman the use of her arm back:

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  • MiketheMarine

    Can it crawl, say…….under the fence, across the lawn and open the door in any building in Washington DC?

    • colliemum

      Wouldn’t that be great!

      • MiketheMarine

        I think I saw that idea in some creepy TV show once upon a time and YES, it would be great.

    • SirJamesBond007

      actually i think you’re right. there’s nothing stopping it. completely possible with radio signals sending the information instead of wires. it could be completely remote controlled with the mind. the robotics themselves need to be to the point where they can do all of those tasks.

  • Orangeone
    • I’ll bet they still sell those expensive Nikes that result in fashion-murders in inner cities.

      • Orangeone

        10,000 likes for this post!

  • Orangeone

    Scoop: O/T But any chance of video of Michele Bachmann honoring Officer Decker on House floor being added sometime? He was recently murdered. I know many on Scoop respect her. She wants to rename the post office in Cold Springs, MN to honor him..

    Updated to include this video link Michele Bachmann tweeted:

    • MiketheMarine

      I really like this idea. Our heroes walk amongst us, so long as they are remembered and spoken of, often.

  • Sandra123456

    Will any research like this be done after Obamacare starts in a couple weeks?

    • colliemum

      You need to ask?????


    • In over the transom:

      Hey! We can use that technology to control how fast we send old people into the ovens!


      Your unelected, big-government, Obamacare enforcer

  • posted this on the boehner plan thread but wanted to update it on the open thread as well:

    “lol, you see? this is all jusr a game to Barry!
    “Boehner’s Plan B has been rejected” Even with Old bones’ plan that would make a liberal happy with tingles, Oblabla STILL rejects it! Anybody surprised though? It’s exactly what he wants. Oppose every single deal, expire the bush tax cut, and call the republicans out for not making a good enough deal.

    Freakin’ A–hole is all I can say…..”

    now, no one wins!

    • MiketheMarine

      Personally, I believe that our country will not wake the F up until we’ve actually hit rock bottom. Therefore, I am rooting for going over the fiscal cliff like a boulder with a rocket motor, road runner-esque and kaplow. THEN we can start honest to God slashing entitlements down to nothing because we’ll FINALLY be TRULY broke.

      We may even fire the entire federal apparatus at that time. So Lets all get a running start at that cliff. Moabama’s legacy will be “The first minority president who bankrupted the greatest nation in history.” There will never be another minority president again. Mark my words.

  • colliemum

    Because we all need a giggle:

    “#WVKO #Progressive Talk gone. – Station supported #Obama, not reciprocated with ads.”


    More here:

    • Orangeone

      I can attest to the giggle factor = 10 received a sneak peak from colliemum in a tweet 🙂 I so wish I could reply to the station that their advertisers abandoned them because they don’t agree with Barky Boy’s plan to punish successful businesses but since they are gone and you are here, there it is!

  • Orangeone

    Darn, Bachmann for SOH appears to be a ruse 🙁 ….well let’s see how things go in January! Maybe the public request has been enough encouragement for her.

  • colliemum

    This is outstanding research, and I can totally empathise with that lady!
    Mind – I was only unable to walk for a few weeks, unlike her who has spent ten years not being able to do anything, not even feeding herself a piece of chocolate. Once one gets these simple things back: using a hand and arm, even though it’s robotic, or just putting one foot in front of the other, it is like Christmas, Easter and birthday rolled into one!

    And congratulations to the doctors and researchers – this is so encouraging, and I hope this wonderful technology will be made available to our wounded heroes, who return from combat with limbs missing.

    • Orangeone

      Cost of that technology goes up with ObamaTaxes because it’s a medical device 🙁

  • Rshill7

    You probably wouldn’t want to have that arm hooked up while sleeping. You might have a really strange dream, then who knows what that arm would do.

    • MiketheMarine

      LOL, my thoughts exactly and I have one version that ends pleasantly and one that ends horribly. Both are terribly funny, tho.

  • colliemum

    Yessss! I knew it!

    Bacon is not just good for you, it’s health food!!

    • Rshill7

      I eat lots of bacon. Sometimes I bake it in the oven at 370F in a pyrex dish for about 25-30 minutes. Most of the time I fry it in a pan and use a bacon press. That insures that it doesn’t curl up and every molecule of it is crispy.

      Maple-flavored thick sliced. The first I do is cut the entire package into so that each slice is half as long as it comes in the pack. That way the bacon press can cover them completely, and 6 slices is really only 3. Usually I make 7 pics and give my wife one. I chow bigtime at breakfast, she eats yogurt.

      Here’s the exact bacon press we have:

      • colliemum

        A pity it doesn’t take 7 minutes away from those leftie lives – else we could force-feed them bacon … naw, bad idea, let’s not waste good bacon on stupid lefties!

        • Rshill7

          Right. They can have turkey bacon, tofu tarts, and sushi. Save all the meat candy for us Proud Patriots!

          I feel a special medley rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” and “God Save The Queen” coming on. Excuse me for a second.

          • colliemum

            Tofu tarts? Oh gross!

            That medley sounds great!

            • Rshill7

              Ok, one more thing. I put cheese and bacon on veggie burgers also. If you can find blue cheese slices to go atop beef or veggie burgers with bacon…OMG!

              I have a 31 inch waist too. If I didn’t exercise it would probably be more like 51.

              That bacon site is great colliemum! Thanks 🙂

          • Orangeone

            I like turkey bacon, can have 6 slices instead of only 3 🙂

        • Orangeone

          Unless they are stupid lefty moooslims, then we can pour the bacon drippings , well let’s leave it to the imagination.

  • 911Infidel

    Quote of the day from VDH at PJ Media:

    “One of the great, though inadvertent gifts of the Obama administration has been to remind us that the Rhodes Scholarship, the Harvard Law degree, the Stanford PhD, the Princeton BA mean, well, nothing much at all, if not perhaps a suspicion that a lot of intellectual branding and grandstanding came at the expense of two years on a tuna boat, or a year picking apples, or four summers at Starbucks, of anything to remind the young genius that he was not so smart after all, and that character is not created by getting an award or being stamped by an unworldly elite institution.

    In this age of Obama and a corrupting equality of result, we must continue to speak out, with dash and style, with the knowledge that most of our peers prefer sameness and mandated equality to freedom and liberty, if the latter result in inequality. But at least we are not alone, the best of the ancient world nods with us.”

  • Nukeman60

    Congratulations to the doctors and the technology. Can a full body transplant be too far off?

    Why do I get a strange feeling they may call it Cylon technology? Beware what we ask for…

  • This might make a few of you skratch yer heads and go whaaaa? But they’ve taken their sweet, effing time on this technology. They were controlling things via brain waves as far back as 1977 (and maybe earlier). Robot arms, mouse pointer actions, robotic prostheses, “virtual reality” stuff, etc. This is nothing new at all. The controllers were only a little too slow for anything resembling “dexterity,” due to processor speed. *That* problem was hugely improved well over a decade ago.

    But robotic assistance has taken a major back seat to stupid things like social justice, muslim outreach, and global warming. The only ones pushing ahead in both robotics and nanotech (on any major scale) have been the Japanese, and they’ve had other problems to deal with at the same time.

    We should have had full-scale, lightweight, robotic prostheses for the disabled generally available to any person, at least fifteen years ago. The stupid drive to make “insurance” cover medical needs has also dampened the roll-out of this technology. This is what happens when the government gets involved in medical research and puts pressure on universities to waste time on stuff the UN wants to impose on us.

    This is kind of personal to me, too, so I’m always ready to rant about it.

  • TickedWhiteDude

    What if she accidentally thinks about punching her face?

    • Rshill7

      It would be like the Jim Carey scene in “Liar Liar” where he was kickin’ his own a$$.

      It’s funny every time.

    • Orangeone

      I would prefer she think about Carney instead

  • I am sure this innovator will make a fortune! And then his government will take 95% and tell him “You’re welcome!”

  • Orangeone

    So numerous people on Twitter are calling for the leaders of the NRA to be murdered as well as their followers, not just their members. They are still active on Twitter.

  • hongryhawg

    Isn’t that kind of like how the msm operates?

  • kong1967

    Wow! Looked like she had bolts going down into her skull. Yes, I know…electrodes.