Aftermarket Body Parts
by Perry Michael Simon on May 19, 2011
If your hand was busted to the point of uselessness, would you prefer to have this?:
The issue that’s arisen is one that’s happened twice thus far in Austria, where two guys have elected to have a hand amputated and replaced with a bionic version that lets them do things like pinch and grasp and tie their shoelaces. One guy’s had it done, another’s in the process.
So, if you could have a body part cut off and replaced by a bionic version that works better, which one would you… oh, come on, not that. You guys are sick. Besides, I don’t think hydraulic technology is quite at that level yet.
(If the BBC takes the above video down, you’ll find it here)