15 September 2006

Technology at work

This prosthetic arm is a major step forward in the enhancement and repair of the human body. It is controlled directly by the brain via the nerves, just as a natural arm is. It can even "feel" heat and cold, and future versions will have a real sense of touch. Perhaps most remarkably, it costs only $60,000. The implications for amputees, and ultimately even for people suffering from paralysis, are vast.

And like all such achievements, this one is attributable solely to technology and to the science that makes technology possible -- not to prayer, crystals, faith healing, or any other form of superstitious nonsense.



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