Man loses finger, replaces it with USB drive

A software developer from Finland is in a motorcycle accident, loses his finger and creates a prosthetic replacement that acts as a USB drive.

If you're the sort of person who faints at the sight of blood, gore, corpses or people with missing limbs, please look away now.

Because I want to tell you the story of Jerry Jalava, a software developer from Helsinki, Finland. Jerry bought himself a gleaming new Ducati motorbike. He crashed it just a week later.

He was rushed to hospital. The doctors couldn't save half of his finger, but they saved his ingenuity.

The doctors were Finnish, so they had a sense of humor. They told Jerry he should fill the gap at the top of his hand with a 'USB finger drive."

It's not that Jerry always takes things so literally. Software developers rarely do. But, in this case, he made an exception. He built himself a prosthetic finger. With a USB drive embedded inside.

This is just a coincidence, right. But I wonder if it gives a tingling feeling when it strokes someone. CC Molotalk

For those of you who might be feeling a bit queasy at this point, may I say that the USB drive is detachable and not permanently sewn into his body.

"It is a removable prosthetic which has USB memorystick inside it," Jerry told the "Telegraph". "When I'm using the USB, I just leave my finger inside the slot and pick it up after I'm ready."

You will be relieved, if you haven't already relieved yourself of your deli sandwich, that Jerry is already thinking of an upgrade.

"I'm planning to use another prosthetic as a shell for the next version, which will have removable fingertip and an RFID tag," he said.

This story should be fair warning to Ray Kurzweil and his friends. While you are trying to make robots be humans, we humans are fighting back. We will become robots and defeat your robots at the Day of Robot Reckoning.

 

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