Currently starting on a story I long had in my head and small text files.
I had this idea for electrical equipment (anything, from power drills to cars) which is controlled by inserting user hands into a small contained pool of liquid (essentially the circuitry of the equipment with an ability to store, amplify and direct electricity). My fictional humans have a certain chemical component in their blood and specialized organs located in the hands (or another part [subject to change]) to release electricity.
"In the electric eel, some 5,000 to 6,000 stacked electroplaques can make a shock up to 860 volts and 1 ampere of current (860 watts) for two milliseconds"
I was thinking about something similar to that for the humans so it can be used to "start the engine" of the equipment. They release shocks later to redirect, start, or stop — basically to give "instructions" to the equipment like how we turn a steering wheel now.
How plausible is this? totally absurd or could use some tweaks?
(The intricate details on how this system works affect the story to quite a substantial degree)
Once again, Thanks for any input or wake-up calls!
I'm new to actually making my "napkin ideas" into a proper fleshed out story.
I do wish for them to actually power the devices with aforementioned methods but I was thinking that would be too much.
I'm thinking of having a small population with a genetic defect that leads to an absence of electricity-generating organs or a chemical deficiency. These people will be like the Amish, however, not by choice but by circumstance. Therefore, they must find their place in society. So they must be unable to use these electronic devices at all or to such a small extent that it isn't worth the effort.