Now I really want to know...
... what's Mandarin for "'tis only a flesh-wound" and "We've got the technology"?
Plucky Chinese gent Sun Jifa showed the world exactly what persistence, and a rudimentary knowledge of welding and prosthetics, can do when it emerged this week that he built his own bionic hands after accidentally blowing the originals off. The 51-year-old from Guanmashan, in the northern province of Jilin blew off his hands …
Apologies for injecting serious comment into this part of the discussion, but one of Britain's paralympic archers has no arms and shoots with his feet. I've also seen a video of another disabled archer performing bow maintenance with his teeth. People can be very ingenious when they have to be.
It has something of the kind from what I remember, but NOT like we do, I don't know any country with our level of healthcare..
BUT I think we, on the NHS, should fund the top prosthesis for everyone, what is 30-40k for a new arm?
NOTHING! over the life of a person, 30K is nowt compared to the benefits they will need if they can't work in a job because they are missing an arm...
We need the NHS and benefits agencies to work together so people out of work due to amputations get robotic limbs!
“I control them with movements from my elbows and I can work, love normally and feed myself just like anyone else," he explained.
i know you guys don't like to publish comments about typos, however the bionic hand guy who can "love normally" is really funny and needs to be pointed out. Assuming you meant to type "Live"...
Talk about blueteeth will abound in leaps and bounds.
Reminds me of Edward Scissorhands and Tokyo Gore Cops..... And retro-borgs resorting to a scrap heap since the vinculum and omega particles timed out.
Which also reminds me of when Neelix asked Seven a question:
Neelix: Seven... Are there any Kazon among the Borg?
Seven: The KAZON were unWORTHY of Assimilation....
Okay so I'll be damned if I'll shake his hand now... I'm also a little concerned about the possibilities of rust or the mechanism just generally getting gunked up. Oh and don't go round for a meal if he's been serving the food, preparing the food or washed the pots before.
As for China, I doubt even if they did ever introduce free healthcare that the current thinking over there would permit such an expensive operation for someone of such little political worth to the state. Sad but probably true.
"I can work, **love normally** and feed myself just like anyone else ..."
That brought me up short. How do guys in northern China provinces normally love then? I think his wife/GF would be the best judge of that claim. Oh wait, I forgot, they are rather short of women in those regions I've heard.
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