Just saw this on Joystiq and thought it was pretty interesting. It's about people with prosthetic limbs and other types of technology, and how much they have advanced in years and to see how close we are to "augments" similar to those in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal apparently commissioned this documentary) It's fairly short (12 minutes) and worth watching. What do you guys think?
Eyeborg Documentary: Real Life Advancements in Biotechnology
That was a good taste of what the current state of prosthetics is at. As said in the video and what many people will expect, there will be a lot of ethical debate as soon as someone demands prosthetics by choice to become better at something (or worse if a particular profession all of a sudden decides to focus on employees with certain prosthetic augmentations instead of people with none of them).
I think people will prefer biological improvements combined with electronic accessories or exoskeletons over prosthetic replacements with the electronics built in.
The technology for growing limbs from a patient's cells is being researched just as rapidly as prosethics, though it obviously hasn't produced anything as useful as prosthetic limbs yet, and gene therapy for limb improvements is still a long, long way off.
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