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August 17, 2006

Remote-controlled Humans: They’re Made Out of Meat!

Made out of Meat Screen Capture


Mr. Roboto in the Meatspace (Forums) found this cool article on ZDNet about


Researchers from Australia announced last week that it is possible to guide people movements by remote control. This technique, known as galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS), is not new and has been demonstrated for the first time in 1999. But until now, this technique, which uses electrodes placed just below people’ ears to remotely stimulate their nerves, led people to lose their balance. As Technology Review reports, the researchers have found a way to avoid this feeling.


While Technology Review posits that this technique could be used “to make virtual reality environments seems more realistic or to help people with vestibular disorders,” I was actually more intrigued by Mr. Roboto’s take on this technology:


Though the technology is still in its infancy, can you imagine what could happen with remote-controlled people? Develop this alongside human clonning, theoretically, you can create and endless army of disposable “meatbots” to do your bidding.


This reminds me of the wonderful short, “Made out of Meat” by Stephen O’Regan. Perhaps they were in actuality just observing Mr. Roboto’s army!!

This post has been filed under News as Cyberpunk by SFAM.


August 17, 2006

erc1452 said:

This is just…scary.

’nuff said!

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August 23, 2006

Hugo said:

Meatbots, eh? It’s a possibility, I ’spose. Though I can’t help but imagine a bunch of clones that all look like Adam Baldwin (a la ‘xChange’) and who keep walking into walls :P…

I watched ‘Made Out of Meat’. It’s funny, creepy and insightful all at once. More people should see it :D.

SFAM said:

I just hope the meatbots will have a larger range of expression than Adam Baldwin in XChange had. :)

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