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"One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. So now people assume that religion and morality have a necessary connection."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Remote (or Seeker Remote)  
  A training aid for use by Jedi knights.  

This is the future of martial arts training:

"No one, not even the Jedi scientists, were able to truly define the force. Now, let's try again."

The old man was hefting a silvery globe about the size of a man's fist. It was covered with fine antennae, some as delicate as those of a moth. He flipped it toward Luke and watched as it halted a couple of meters away from the boy's face. Luke readied himself as the ball circled him slowly, turning to face it as it assumed a new position. Abruptly it executed a lightning swift lunge, only to freeze about a meter away. Luke failed to succumb to the feint, and the ball soon backed off.

Moving slowly to one side in an effort to get around the ball's fore sensors, Luke drew the saber back preparatory to striking. As he did so the ball darted in behind him. A thin pencil of red light jumped from one of the antennae to the back of Luke's thigh, knocking him to the deck even as he was bringing his saber around -- too late.

Rubbing at his tingling, sleeping leg, Luke tried to ignore the burst of accusing laughter from Solo. "Hocus-pocus religions and archaic weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side," the pilot sneered.

From Star Wars, by George Lucas.
Published by Del Rey in 1976
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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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