Cool article. I want one of these replicating - replicators!,
A TECH Art: The RepRap Project
A NEWS Art: Make-it-all Machine for Do-it-yourself Homeowners
Reminds me of a little post from back in the GNU heyday;
USENET: Date: 10 Apr 92 21:16:26 GMT
Subject: Re: Virtual reality, the brain, and high-speed modems.
Date: 10 Apr 92 21:16:26 GMT
<1992Apr7.160153.13...@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu> mjg51...@uxa.cso.uiuc.edu (Michael James Gebis) writes:
I have recently read a variety of stories concerning COMPLETE virtual reality where the user has had an implant (or something, sometimes this is not very clear) in his brain which totally simulates all sensory input, and also receives all commands from the brain.
My question is....how much information is this? How fast an interface would be required? Would a simple parallel port do, or are fiber-optics more realistic? Anyway, thanks.
Interface? To your Brain? A parallel port? Well _kind_ of
parallel, actually VERY parallel ... :-)
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