A next-gen, multi-switch Useless Machine that unswitches your switches in order

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/18/switched-sisyphus.html

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383E

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As much as I love these designs, the feature set still seems pretty sparse. I’m waiting for another generation or three before I buy into this technology.

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It would be more useless with ML.

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I’m with you on that.
I need one that will pull my finger.

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With ML it could predict the next switch and premptively block.

Also, these things are pretty adept at entertaining humans, so I wonder about the “useless” moniker.

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I’ve used variations of this opposite-of-the-useless-machine circuit a lot. Once turned on, the light stays on because it is on. I think this a metaphor for life (as is video feedback: https://vimeo.com/8540468).

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If I had time, I would build a Useless Machine that detects the capacitance of a finger on the switch, and preemptively blocks the switch whenever it is touched.

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