Many people would feel lost without our smartphones. We use them to organize our life, communicate with family and friends, entertain ourselves, keep up with current events, and for some people- even to work and earn our income. With that being said, we try our hardest to make sure our phones are up and running and never close to running out of power. However, when it does inevitably happen sometimes, we scramble and panic trying to find a way to charge our devices. It's utter madness. And this just might make you lose your faith in humanity.
This panic and anxiety carry over to other electronic devices that people need to live a comfortable life. For actress and bionic limb advocate, Angel Guffria, this came true. Her bionic arm ran out of power while she was at a South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.
Despite the necessity of charging her bionic arm, no one at the conference that she asked would give up the chargers they were used to her.
"I wasn't sure how many outlets were there, so I asked if there was room for me to charge my arm and they said no, and directed me to the back of the room. They could've thought my arm was a prop."
She quickly took to Twitter and explain that people mistakenly were thinking it was some sort of prop and not an actual bionic arm because it was covered in lights. Eventually, Angle found a place to charge her bionic arm. While she has no anger or resentment toward anyone who wouldn't give up their charging station, she wants to bring awareness to the public about what bionic and prosthetic limbs are and how they work.
#CyborgProblems🤖 FYI: People at this @SXSW panel refused to give up charging their phones so I could charge my arm 🙃✨ but I found an outlet in the back of the room so CHARGE ME UP. pic.twitter.com/RYosq8MwN2— Angel Giuffria🤖 (@aannggeellll) March 10, 2018
#CYBORGPROBLEMS! You know when you think you plug your phone in at night - & you didn’t. Well, apparently I did that w my #bionic arm last night SO a courier is bringing my arm charger to #SXSW #Ottobock pic.twitter.com/pauiLwILV8— Angel Giuffria🤖 (@aannggeellll) March 10, 2018
Please tell me that you have your robo-hand because you ARE in fact a Jedi and had a lightsaber duel that didn't go as planned! 😬— Anon Nehlen 🇺🇸 (@Spacewalker000) March 16, 2018
I gotta...hand it to ya, that's a pretty badass arm 😎👌 what happens if you overcharge the arm? 😱— stephen! (@steviekay101) March 16, 2018
Wow, this is so amazing & interesting. 😁🤔 What is really fun is all the upgrades you can make over the years, you basically are like a real Iron Woman with newer versions of tech over time... I'm completely nerding out here but I can't help it! SCIENCE! 😂— Bocop (@TheBocop) March 16, 2018
Things I don’t mind: You telling me my #bionic arm looks cool! I put LEDs in it, have 3d printed covers, & requested it to be see-through. Honestly, I put a lot of effort into it looking cool - so, yes! PLEASE tell me you’re into it as much as I am! #CyborgHacks 🤖✨ #Ottobock pic.twitter.com/SuSbCGXvjP— Angel Giuffria🤖 (@aannggeellll) March 16, 2018
Check her out also on Instagram here.