[ExI] Transhumanism - Six fingers?

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 15:45:30 UTC 2019

Extra fingers, often seen as useless, can offer major dexterity advantages
An extra digit proves useful for texting, typing and eating, a case study shows
By Laura Sanders, June 12, 2019


Burdet says that these participants live in a world designed for
people with five fingers, which can lead to interesting adaptations.
Eating utensils are too simple for them, he says, “so they constantly
change the posture on the utensils and use them in a different way.”
After spending time with the participants, “I slowly felt impaired
with my five-fingered hands,” he says.

The results may not extend to other people with extra digits, Burdet
says. In some cases, extra fingers may be less well developed.

Nature paper here:

Be sure to watch the one minute video!   Creepy???
I wonder how they would be at playing the piano?


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