MEDIA: oops, explanation!

my inner geek (
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 18:35:21 -0700

Kathryn Aegis <> wrote:

> Ted Koppel puts stamp of credibility on any topic that he
> deigns to cover!

On this show (Brave New World) I saw a scientist who is making an artificial retina. Does anyone have a link to that research?

I know that many extropians have discussed implanted electrodes for such activities as muscle stimulation, in increase coordination.

I have a very simple task which a muscle actuator might improve:

Spinning a superball around inside a lucite (acrylic) globe.

Again, for those interested in a very simple yet rewarding project:

      HOME DEPOT - Lighting Department
      PART # P012WA (12" White)
      5 1/4" Neckless
      Price: $17.90

And   TARGET (Toy Department)
      Wham-O Superball
      Price: $1.79

For those who live outside of cookie-cutter centrally-owned soulless warehouse store franchise city USA, a hard plastic ball will work. Also try Chinese bells, or health balls, for a buzzing engine effect.

Imagine what you could do with hand-cranked power generation? Soybeans in, electricity out. Now that's a workforce!