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Scientists Plan to Shake Hands

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Scientists in Britain and the United States will try to shake hands on Tuesday.

    Hehe, but across the ocean. :)

    Wanna know how?

    In a technological first, they will use pencil-like devices called phantoms to recreate the sense of touch across the Atlantic. The phantoms send small impulses at very high frequencies down the Internet using newly developed fiber optic cables and extremely high bandwidths.

    When a scientist in London prods a screen with the phantom, the sensation should be felt by a colleague in Boston, and vice versa.

    Oh, I can already hear the dirty minds churning about what this REALLY means (Hint: It's not about scientists!!!). :)

    Anyway, full Story Here
  2. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    Scientist #2 "Hey, that's not my hand!"

    Scientist #1 "That's okay, that's not my phantom"
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member


    I knew this thread is going to generate all sorts of jabs.
  4. Sunriser13

    Sunriser13 Knee Deep in Paradise

    Jabs, ethics? No Freudian slip there, right? :p

    I can just see now the wild imaginings of some of you guys about the future of internet porn... rofl
  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member


    Oh yah, I guess it can be used for that also.

    {sneaks away}

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