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LuckySteves  ·  1843 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Body mod that gives you the ability to sense North

Very cool. 250 quid is steep, but I assume it's a one-time fee. For those really considering it, I'd suggest you wait until a bit of a longer term study is done before attaching something like this, permanently, to your body. Even if just because it might screw with your ability to get an MRI or CAT scan in the future.

I have always wondered what it'd be like to have that perfect intuitive sense of direction, but this is something I'll pass on for the time being.

byonic  ·  1843 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, for 250 GBP I'd want to wait at least for a v2.

The good thing about this is that the actual device is just attached to a set of barbells, so getting a new device or removing it can be done yourself once you have the barbells.

That sense of direction sounds amazing to me, since I have next to none right now. I wonder what the long term impact of always knowing your orientation is. There's a lot of windy streets / turn in my daily routes, so it's really easy for me to not know where the different places I go through my dare are in relation to each other. I'm imagining that getting a feel for your location would come pretty quick with the device.