A Sixth Sense: Magnetic

2006-06-07 13:39 - Links

What if, seconds before your laptop began stalling, you could feel the hard drive spin up under the load? Or you could tell if an electrical cord was live before you touched it? For the few people who have rare earth magnets implanted in their fingers, these are among the reported effects -- a finger that feels electromagnetic fields along with the normal sense of touch.

This article claims that by implanting a magnet into the finger, one can sense all sorts of electromagnetic stimulii, directly. It's hard to say exactly what sort of feeling I get from this, but it is interesting to be certain. Note carefully though the quote on page two of that article: "While Huffman loves his implant, he discourages others from getting it."


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