by Patrick Appel
Rob Spence, who replaced his eye with a video camera after an accident, has made a fascinating documentary on cutting-edge artificial eyes and limbs:
Spence predicts, should artificial limbs become better that real ones, that some people will voluntarily aputate body parts in order to install mechanical replacements. Adam Ozimek agrees:
Someday, the ethical and legal controversies over whether bionically enhanced individuals can compete in existing sports leagues may actually make paying attention to sports interesting. We’re going to see interesting John Henry type contests in the future, except instead of competing against a steam hammer, he will be competing against a man with a steam hammer bionic arm.