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... I want these augmentations. Yes I do.

Imagine all the wonderful and dastardly things I could do

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I think this is pretty cool stuff. Yeah it looks odd but normal prosthetics cannot grab round things very easily.
 
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How about we not waste money with divergent technology and instead put that money towards developing fully viable prosthetic limbs. A tentacle is in no way going to offer anything but the simplest functions of a hand.
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Oh my god... tenticle? GIGGITY
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Originally Posted by Drizzt5 View Post
Thats actually a very good idea. Much less complicated then trying to make an actual functioning arm/hand.

Only close minded people would think it is creepy...
Its less complicated but also less functional. If humans were meant to have tentacles then perhaps they would have evolved tentacles?

It seems people with missing limbs want attention drawn away from the fact that they have a missing limb, I don't see how this would alleviate that feeling of self-consciousness if it were ever taken into consideration when she designed it.

If you look at other attempts to replicate the human hand/arm it seems they have taken into account the insecurities that comes with losing a limb.
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tentacles, only from japan
    
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Originally Posted by neobloodline View Post
This is a stupid invention for a number of reasons. Firstly, they have arms that can grip things.. what people need is more dexterity. Secondly, people that are missing limbs are suffering because they feel different and they stand out in a crowd. That is often much worse than the actual loss of a limb because you have to live with the stigma your entire life. We need arms and legs for people that look like arms and legs. Those kinds of devices can be thought of in time as actually being that persons arms and legs, but a device such as this is always going to be the weird tentacle porn arm gadget.

You, sir, are an idiot. Look at the grand scheme of things. This can be scaled down to be a finger that can grab more objects, it can be a cheap (key note, not everyone has lots of money) alternative to a prosthetic arm. There are SOOO many applications with this, and so much expansion that can be had from this one simple idea that you must either have not thought about it in the least before making your post, or you are just a troll.
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