I bet this thing could do wicked good banjo triplets.
No kidding. This thing could play a banjo faster than Bela Fleck, which is really saying something.
With a bit more development, it's not just musicians that this thing might put out of work -- surgeons could lose a few gigs too.
As Dr. Wes has pointed out, this thing could also have amazing benefits for the differently abled.
This robot hand would be an especially good match with the brain-computer interface described on the 8/9/09 episode of 60 minutes (the good stuff starts at the 15:00 mark).
This is great technology -- especially from the point of view of a precocious geezer who may need some of it one of these days.
Hat tip to Anita Anderson