Man turns finger into storage
The bloke with storage at his fingertips - literally
The line between man and machine is now slightly more blurry, thanks to one Finnish bloke’s decision to replace a missing digit with a USB Flash drive.
Jerry Jalava's prosthetic finger hides a USB Flash drive inside
Jerry Jalava, a software developer from Helsinki, had the top part of his finger amputated after a motorbike accident last year. However, he’s since replaced it with a prosthetic finger that slips over the remaining bit of member and which has a tiny USB Flash drive hidden inside.
He's got up to 2GB of storage literally at his fingertip
Accessing the drive is a little grim though, because the nail section of Jalava’s fake finger folds back to reveal the drive itself. This can then be slotted into a PC’s USB port while still being worn.
The finger USB has a 2GB storage capacity, but Jalava’s already said that he’s thinking about upgrading the phony finger to include a greater amount of storage and wireless technology, such as RFID.
Nail polish isn't an option
Perhaps he’d also like to consider turning his finger into the world’s first NFC-enabled e-wallet digit? ®
We *have* to get this bloke and Captain Cyborg together in a room.
could have been worse
Imagine the equivalent of this if something 'more sensitive' than a finger was ripped off, something around the groin area...
I have visions of a bloke 'interfacing' to his laptop saying "I'm downloading" !
@where did he buy it...
What do you expect, He's a SOFTWARE developer. If he'd been a hardware engineer it'd probably be at least 16GB and embedded in the stump.
Paris 'cos she knows the difference between hard & soft....