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March 11, 2009

USB Finger drive has human attached to it.

Sources: Gizmodo, Technology Viewer,

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USB Finger drive

Beware if Jerry Jalava give you the finger. He may be trying to upload a virus into you!

… so it begins. Jerry Jalava was a hacker until a motorcycle accident last May caused him to lose a finger. He could have settled for a standard prosthetic replacement, or a “new” digit off a fresh corpse. He chose the prosthetic, but not a standard prosthetic. He wanted something more… 2GB more…

A 2GB drive is embedded in a silicone “fingertip” and features a USB interface, and has a Billix Linux distribution… and the move Freddy Got Fingered… on it. He’s a hacker… that should be enough explanation.



If only they knew…


Not quite cyborg. Jerry’s new finger-drive isn’t permanently attached to him, which is good for when he needs to replace or upgrade the drive, so the reports of a cyborg being born are still premature. There are even doubters already calling shenanigans on the photos (they must be looking at the “visualization” pics from Yanko Design). Still, this has to be the most cyberpunk idea to come over the fiber in some time. But it also leaves an important question still unanswered: Why?

He’s a hacker… that should be enough explanation.

This post has been filed under Cyberpunked living by Mr. Roboto.


March 11, 2009

Hattori said:

I call shenanigans untill I see a convincing video of it.

wiredcoma said:

If I ever lose a finger I am doing to this too… now wheres my knife…

duo said:

..Only 2 gigs? And thats not even connected to his brain ;p I would choose something more useful.. Like screwdriver or razorblade..
Besides, even Case said, why bother in operation when you can keep it all in your pocket.

KBlack said:

This looks awful.

Another use of having it detachable is to, you know, be able to type while having it plugged in instead of keeping your finger in the USB port?

March 12, 2009

Immortal_Peregrin said:

I suppose that the beginnings of human augmentation will begin with stuff kinda like this, but only 2 gigs thats nothing. It also seems a little uselss.

March 13, 2009

evan t said:

awesome! if it was me, I would definitely have a screwdriver attachment. go go gadget senso-vibe!

March 14, 2009

theo said:

wow, what a great security device! Now, where’s my hacksaw? hmm…

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