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Paralyzed Woman Drinks a Coffee With Her Mind

Sometimes we like to imagine what it would be like to bring Ben Franklin back from the dead and take him around modern-day Earth. After giving him a snack — the guy has been dead for over 200 years, he’s probably famished — we’d show him our TV, and our computer, and our cell phone, and he would marvel at how technology had progressed far beyond his wildest imagination. He’d ask if the TV could conjure up a whore for him to have sex with, and we’d tell him that no, it couldn’t, but he would still be really impressed. 

Now paralyzed people are moving robotic arms with their minds, and we’re starting to feel a little bit like zombie Ben Franklin.