We have the technology.
Recent advances in the neuroscience of movement and my adoption of bionic technology to improve my own motor function has got me thinking about the ethics of disability. The reports coming out today are the stuff of science fiction--Two amputees can control their bionic prosthetic legs with their minds subconsciously; a video of Iron Man presenting a 7-year-old with a bionic arm went viral and has had over 20,000,000 views; a man with a prosthetic arm became the first person to feel sensation through his artificial fingers.
If you grew up in the 70s, you know the story of Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive.
Gentlemen, we can rebuild him.Read More