This is something I could see happening in a Stephenson novel.

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14 Mar 2018 00:50 - +2887
Wow, that's sad, scary, and awesome all at once. edit: fixed a word.
14 Mar 2018 01:07 - +2423
Here's some background on her. I didn't know she was famous until I googled her name. But she's a huge bionics advocate, which I guess is why she's at SXSW.
14 Mar 2018 01:26 - +1310
Obvious solution, built in USB hub into her arm so she can charge several peoples cellphones at once!
14 Mar 2018 01:34 - +545
Realistically though, shouldn't she have had a portable charger for that thing? 2/10 would not have survived Neuromancer.
14 Mar 2018 00:55 - +441
I wonder what kind of charge time that has and if she can take it off while it's charging up?
14 Mar 2018 01:46 - +376
I find it hard to believe they all refused.
14 Mar 2018 01:33 - +237
I just noticed that I've reached the point where I see such prosthetics as a real part of the person wearing them. That was sudden. And surprisingly soon. Also, I hope for her that we'll have some kind of kinetic energy converter, or however you call them, as a power source for bionic limbs. That'd save a whole lot of trouble I reckon.
14 Mar 2018 04:01 - +76
Bitch, you got two arms. I only got one phone /s
14 Mar 2018 02:26 - +75
Something I would bet my left arm did not happen: "Excuse me, but could I use this outlet for about 30 minutes to charge my prosthetic arm? Or maybe you have a power strip we could share." "I REFUSE TO GIVE UP CHARGING MY PHONE!"
14 Mar 2018 01:14 - +56
That sucks. Some people are just cock bags.
14 Mar 2018 05:11 - +48
So at a gaming convention people denied a pretty girl with a bionic arm an outlet? An outlet? At a film and gaming convention? I call complete bullshit.
14 Mar 2018 03:05 - +47
14 Mar 2018 02:50 - +39
She has another arm. Most people don't have 2 phones.
14 Mar 2018 04:14 - +27
So, if I had a robot arm, I'm not sure I would expect people to give up their place in what is probably a long-ass line so that I could charge it... Yeah, it's my fucking arm, but it's also my problem and I would hope I wouldn't expect everyone to revolve their lives around my needs.
14 Mar 2018 02:58 - +14
In a Gibson novel, the arm would have a monofilament whip and a tranq dart gun built in for dealing with outlet hogging a-holes.
14 Mar 2018 03:10 - +13
She didn't mention how her arm went crazy and tried to kill everyone, was only stopped when the battery died. 2 sides to every story. PS all joking a salad That arm is fucking awesome
14 Mar 2018 05:49 - +10
maybe they are treating her equally
14 Mar 2018 05:34 - +7
why do people CONSTANTLY have to charge their phones, is this an iPHone thing? I have a Samsung Note 8 and I plug it in when I go to bed and it lasts the whole day. Like, are you just on your phone every waking minute because the pure operating time for mine is like 8 hours and I couldn't see my self using my phone for 8 fucking hours straight.
14 Mar 2018 05:38 - +6
She walked up to people asking if she could just use the charger without letting them know it was for her arm, I guarantee it. Very VERY few people would pass up the chance to check out such and advanced piece of equipment let alone pass up on the opportunity to tell the story about how they gave up their charger so some hottie could plug in her super advanced arm.
14 Mar 2018 05:42 - +4
It's more William Gibson than Stephenson, imo. High tech, low life.
14 Mar 2018 06:52 - +4
I heard they charge an arm (and a leg) to go to SXSW.
14 Mar 2018 02:45 - +4
"Hey, excuse me, could I charge my arm?"
14 Mar 2018 06:17 - +3
The last Stephenson books I saw was about a guy who creates a WoW game in modern times... and I want to say a book about Atilla the Hun? Did he go back to cyberpunK? I loved A Young Woman's Illustrated Primer and Snowcrash... but is that all from him in cyberpunk novels?

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