I use it as an extension of self. You’re a part of my self the moment you engage with me and become incorporated into my systems.

I use it as an extension of self. You’re a part of my self the moment you engage with me and become incorporated into my systems.

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Exactly. We can *inhibit* input to some degree, but not completely. It’s the ol’ “Don’t think about flying pink elephants wearing tutus falling off a cliff” trick: You have to think about them to inhibit them. By the time it’s entered in, it’s too late – it becomes a part of you.

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p. The hammer and you are one. Of course that’s if you know how to use the hammer. Until you do, it’s a foreign, mysterious object that ‘don’t belong’.

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It really is. Some tools I never mastered. Jigsaws? Hate jigsaws. Can’t draw a straight line. Can’t cut a straight line. But a circular saw with a guide I’m fine with, but even that took some getting used to.

I think the hands, though, are tools in themselves. They’re hammers, twisters, pliers. In fact, the whole hand/wrist/elbow/shoulder mechanism is a *wonderful* tool.

Did you know you can move 720 degrees like an electron spin with the combo?

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WOAH – me with SHORT hair. I did a sample of a 720 degree spin on Vine back in 2013.

Electron spin is like that. I was obsessed with Dirac and spin at the time.

https://vine.co/v/hAFOJMJm2UZ

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hand/wrist/elbow/shoulder combination is a marvel of engineering. I see them a little differently than you: I see them as tools that can be augmented with other tools to extend the system further.

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Respect I guess. It gave the impression that the hand was a “just” but I don’t see it as a ‘just’.

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I worked with kids who had cerebral palsy long ago and they had to utilize their bodies differently. I helped set up alt input devices… and this was in the pre-win95 days on old MS-DOS computers. Volunteer. Loved it. Anyway, it’s not something to take for granted.

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It’s a very mulltifunction tool indeed. I have strong fingernails and can use my hand as a screwdriver.

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I never had enough fingers though. 10 just isn’t enough. I’d prefer to have at least 37 fingers but I cope with what I got.

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wait… that can be made… finger extensions. Imagine sticks with rubber tips coming off the fingertips. You could have 8 of them per finger, keeping the thumbs with just a top+bottom extension.

That’d give you: hm.. (8*8=64) + (2+2=4) = 68.

So with the right input device, 68 fingers would be possible. You’d just have to learn to learn the hands properly depending on which rubber tips you needed at the time. Man, that’d be a LOT more finger bandwidth for typing.

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better still: if the hands were inside of a sensor cloud (simple 3D scanner) that could read the positions of all of the fingers, you could *really* have an amazing amount of flexibility available.

Or a exo-skeletal glove. But a non-glove version would be easy enough.

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Sol3 is usually earth. I’ll take GYT653 as a 6 point coordinate system, or perhaps large-to-small coordinate, like an address.

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