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It occured to me when I was using my Sapphire Torch to blind the cat that the mechanism would fit entirely within the shape of a finger with room to spare - so why not drop one into the finger of a prosthetic hand so you could have a torch at your fingertips, so to speak?
Further, with technology
increasing as it is, why don't we have a whole range of luxury gadget-laden prosthetics? Why should evil overlords have all the fun when it's perfectly feasible to have glass-eye digital cameras (mentioned before on halfbakery) computers, corkscrews, flicknives and other such important accessories to help make life more bearable for the limbless masses *and* make masturbation a new and exciting dangersport?
[manic, Aug 28 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
sort of like this guy?
go go gadget corkscrew! [mihali, Aug 28 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
A role-playing game that has lot of these internal gadgets that it calls "cyberware". [Aristotle, Aug 28 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
Nitanol muscle wires
Aka thermoelastic transformation, the hottest actuator in robotics at the moment. [Dog Ed, Aug 28 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
||Such technologically advanced prosthetics would surely cost an arm and a leg.
||I find a soldering iron is far more effective when it comes to cat blinding.
||The whole subject of internal gadgets is called cyberware, a term coined by the "Cyber Punk" book genre. Role-playing games written for this genre (see link) include then by the bucket load.
||Wait a sec--would one have to sacrifice a hand in order to wear the prosthetic? Could one not instead make a mechanical glove with snap-on torches, soldering tools, ammeter probes, etc?
||Hey, you could also use nickel-titanium 'muscle wires' (see link) to give the glove enhanced gripping strength. Granted, this is conspicuously baked in fiction and I'll be there's a lot of very active research going on, but if you get there first...