"One could imagine a very ascetic sort of life ... where the body is ignored. This is something I've played with in my books, where people hate to be reminded sometimes that they have bodies, they find it very slow and tedious."
This is the future of martial arts training:
Compare this technological aid to training to the traditional "mechanical" aids used for centuries, like the (usually wooden) mook jong, muk yang jong or spinning Wing Chun dummies. When the novice strikes one of the projecting arms, the dummy spins, appearing to strike back with other projecting arms.
(Seeker remote from Star Wars)
Also, compare this item with the training device used by the young Paul Atreides in Dune - the fencing mirror. You might also be interested in something similar that NASA is building for use inside space stations and spacecraft - the Personal Satellite Assistant.
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