Obama's robot fist-bump photo has a great back story

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/24/obamas-robot-fist-bump-photo.html


Now anticipating neocons out there to complain about the black – rather than white – prosthetic arm.



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I predict that in 2020 enough of the TEAGOP blue-collar base will have realized that its robots, not mexicans, that are the single largest threat to their jobs. And this picture will be used by the troll-wing of the party to blame Obama.

It’s so wonderful to see DARPA making progress on positive applications of new robotics technology like providing life-changing prosthetics to the disabled and—


Thats absolutely amazing. Makes me wonder how much better a robotic body would work with just a brain as the only organic component of the system.

Also, it reminds me of the chapter in Terminal Man where Benson’s implant is being calibrated.

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