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    Can monkey helpers type, use a mouse?

    Can they learn language? Could that be the answer to my voice recognition woes?

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    I am not sure.
    CKF

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    yes, and given an infinite number of them over an infinite time, they will eventually type the complete Works of Shakespeare (and I assume anything else you might have wanted to type

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    Absolutely! Many of them are employed doing so in government and inscos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Can they learn language? Could that be the answer to my voice recognition woes?
    I really doubt it. Apes are smarter than monkeys and the ones like Koko who do learn to sign and have a limited vocabulary take years of training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t8burst View Post
    I really doubt it. Apes are smarter than monkeys and the ones like Koko who do learn to sign and have a limited vocabulary take years of training.
    Apes might be able to help with transfers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Can they learn language? Could that be the answer to my voice recognition woes?
    No idea, but monkeys throw literal shit and are known to bite.

    Any chance your VR software could be left on pause and then, you'd just say, "Wake up," and use it?

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    Apparently so. While they have not yet produced the complete works of William Shakespeare the randomness of Microsoft products supports the infinite monkey theorem.

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    Only the flying ones are any help.
    Played with bombs- No SCI, Brain Damage enough that I require a chair and a caregiver.

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    Warning: Protect mankind from Helper Monkeys, don't

    Warning: Protect mankind from Helper Monkeys, don't over-train.
    You won't hear this anywhere else, but I have it under good authority that if you dangerously over-train Helper Monkeys, we may run the risk they may one day begin researching curative therapies for SCI as well. Beware.

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