Posted by: Joe | May 30, 2008

I, for one, welcome our new cyborg monkey overlords.

This is the beginning of the end.

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  1. Cool as that may be, it breaks my heart to see a monkey strapped brain-first into that machinery. It did not look like a happy animal.

    I dunno. Scientific progress is important, obviously, but it seems awfully cruel to imprison and animal, cut off the top of it’s skull and stick wires in its brain to see if it can learn to feed itself.

  2. Omelettes, eggs, etc. This sort of research is part of what leads to advances like DEKA’s new prosthetic arm, which I came across this morning (via BoingBoing Gadgets).

    Watching a double amputee feed himself for the first time in 26 years makes me feel like it’s worth it.


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