[extropy-chat] Research question: power supply for silicon-based neural prostheses
pj at pj-manney.com
Mon Mar 12 23:24:13 UTC 2007
>>I think there is a watch somewhere that is powered by energy generated
>>by people swinging their arms back and forth...
>Ah, a brain chip powered by *nodding*!
Geez, I turn my back for a moment and comedy breaks out!
[BTW, my favorite stupid home-shopping network useless item is the electric gyroscope you plug in and attach your Rolex (or similar perpetual movement) watch to, to keep it 'wound,' especially since there IS a winder on the watch if it runs out... I guess people can't be bothered to set and wind a watch anymore. I once walked into a "Hollywood" closet and saw a row of about six of these, each spining and winding a watch. Just the electric power draw for these was ridiculous. Oh well. Whatever.]
I'm serious. I'm sure I read something somewhere about using our own biochemistry to power prostheses... Was I really dreaming this?
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