Post Reply Are your feet a vehicle?
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Posted 7/25/17
I was watching GTA V Youtuber Broughy1322. What this guy does is take each vehicle in GTA V around a circuit to evaluate its performance.

I was watching one of his "testing" vehicles and saw this:

https://youtu.be/H90dBm9TpAY?t=1m

And he says: "Your body is technically a one-seater vehicle."

When you think about it, maybe Broughy is right. Dictionary.com has this definition for "vehicle".


any means in or by which someone travels or something is carried or conveyed; a means of conveyance or transport


We use our feet to get around. We use them to get from one place or another. How often we use our feet for such purposes depends on the individual, but it is a method of transport.

So, maybe we should consider our feet as a vehicle. Thoughts?
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Posted 7/25/17 , edited 7/25/17
Technically, yes, however, words don't always mean what they are, obviously. Neat thought, though!
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Posted 7/25/17
Other definitions (oxford dictionary) note that in the case of transportation a vehicle is a "thing" used to transport a person or goods . Your feet are a part of your body. And a living person is not a thing. So by this definition, no, your feet are not a vehicle. In a game though, the character you play is not you. You control them much like how you control a vehicle in game. So in GTA V franklin is a vehicle. Shoes, or rollerblades too are technically vehicles.
You could however say your entire body is the "Vehicle" for your consciousness, in that it is the medium through which consciousness is expressed; Kept alive and transferred, to the next generation.
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Posted 7/25/17
nah
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Posted 7/25/17
If were playing this game then your whole body is just a vehicle for your brain.
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Posted 7/25/17 , edited 7/25/17
No, but if you have prothetic legs that could be up for debate.
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Posted 7/26/17
I guess not but i do walk a lot. I mean i drive a lot but i try to walk to local shops and i walk to the train station or bus stop when i want to head into the city, rather than drive.
I dont ride bikes so yeah. Or dose that make my shoes the vehicle?
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Posted 7/26/17
in most states your not a "motor vehicle" until you go over 49cc's. anything up to there is considered as a pedestrian.
you can probally run faster than something like that at least youd be ahead for about 200 feet

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Posted 7/26/17
Crawling is a vehicle for movement if you are using the term vehicle in the loosest sense of the word. You don't even need to fixate on a body part involved in the conveyance to term it a vehicle if you go by the first part of the definition given. But at that point you are using vehicle to mean just a way of moving. Obviously this category of vehicle is distinct from a whole separate object independent of the person being transported like a car or a bike.

If you want to play with semantics and word definitions I will introduce to you some fun terminology: extension and intention

http://www.informationphilosopher.com/knowledge/intension_extension.html
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Posted 7/26/17
No ...
Yes?
I don't know

This falls under the list of questions that can't really be answered but don't need to be answered. Also on the list is whether a hotdog is a sandwich, just as an example
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