Medical Robotics

Building the Bionic Man

Posted 27 Mar 2007 at 20:45 UTC (updated 27 Mar 2007 at 20:46 UTC) by Rog-a-matic Share This

Our friends at Doctorsgadgets have a short overview of recent replacement parts for the human body. Everything from an eye to an anus. These advances will inevitably lead to discussions about how far a person is willing to go to extend life. Humans currently accept false teeth, hair, and even limbs, but will they accept living in a body where most of the components are electro-mechanical? If the current debate about implantable ID chips is any indication, many will draw the line soon. Of course, it remains to be seen whether advances in electro-mechanical replacements will occur before biological ones.

Ghost in the shell, posted 28 Mar 2007 at 20:43 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

I think people wouldn't mind too much having most all their body parts changed out (except for their brain) if it gave them equal or better quality of life. There still won't be any credible promise of immortality from science, though.

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