Richard Gere on in a spooker...Mothman Prohecies...is that the name?...another "supernatural things are real..." movie....Hollywood makes a lot of these...
It's an odd thing though....while I have the sensation of touch at my finger tips...it's actually all in my head and my brain is making it up that the sensation is at my fingers.
There's working a lot now trying to get mechanical things to feedback...heads up displays in jet fighters and such...brb...that's not quite what I had in mind...but it helped to locate this...
Remote surgery (also known as telesurgery) is the ability for a doctor to perform surgery on a patient even though they are not physically in the same location. It is a form of telepresence. Remote surgery combines elements of robotics, cutting edge communication technology such as high-speed data connections and elements of management information systems. While the field of robotic surgery is fairly well established, most of these robots are controlled by surgeons at the location of the surgery. Remote surgery is essentially advanced telecommuting for surgeons, where the physical distance between the surgeon and the patient is immaterial. It promises to allow the expertise of specialized surgeons to be available to patients worldwide, without the need for patients to travel beyond their local hospital.
It seems in the realm of the possible that someday the robots would have sensors that would hook into the surgeons' sense of touch...and they would actually have feeling in the "robot's hands"....it's just feedback...and the illusion of being 'there'....
cant remember how Clarke story went...brb...or was it Bradbury..brb!...
Afflicted with myasthenia gravis from earliest childhood, Waldo lacks the muscular strength to walk or lift things with his arms. By living in the weightlessness of space he is able to move freely. His primary invention is a system of remote-controlled mechanical hands which the world has nicknamed "waldoes."
Well...it's Heinlein's tale...and in it the real and the supernatural are the subjects....I think the term 'waldo' for a remote robot got picked up...brb...
This story has been largely forgotten (even though it still makes great reading). The notion of a waldo, however, has not. The word itself has come into common usage; the American Heritage Dictionary describes it as follows: "A mechanical agent, such as a gripper arm, controlled by a human limb." Real-life waldoes were developed for the nuclear industry during WWII; they were named after the invention described by Heinlein.
I think Clarke said technology can be like magic...brb...
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Oh...the Mothman is after this one...I dont know what I'm watching..and have really lost track...it goes on and on!
All the senses can be mimicked by machines...and create virtual realities...that term itself confuses me!..brb...
Virtual reality (VR) is a technology which allows a user to interact with a computer-simulated environment, be it a real or imagined one. Most current virtual reality environments are primarily visual experiences, displayed either on a computer screen or through special or stereoscopic displays, but some simulations include additional sensory information, such as sound through speakers or headphones. Some advanced, haptic systems now include tactile information, generally known as force feedback, in medical and gaming applications.
well...he's running on the bridge...and has foreseen it's destruction...more cars crashing...movies are a kinda "waldo"....we can be made to feel we are in them...
But back to the Women and the Kids...a 'circus' the lawyer meeting was called!...something I thought on today was that they all looked trim and thin and healthy...and this for some on having had like nine kids!...didn't see any really old folk...where are the grandpas and grandmas?...brb...
Apart from the 139 mothers and grandmothers who chose to accompany their children and are living with them at the temporary shelters, other mothers or fathers aren't allowed to see them.
Here's a page with an account that predates the present...but if true the actions of Texas authorities are warrented...well...maybe not the heavy handedness. And that page links to a crusade of sorts against the polygamists...
Now it's Jodie Foster...
Both these movies and the Women and Kids stories are about 'reality' and how it is perceived.
It's late...gonna curl up and leave the TV playing....wait...no I wont!...it's not mothman...it's Hannibal!...
no pic...thought to do a side by side of street scenes from the nineteenth century with scenes from now...and to see how thin and wide they were then...and now.