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Would You Really Cut Off Your Own Arm for a Robotic One?

Filmmaker Rob Spence, otherwise known as the Eyeborg, has been toying with robotics for some time. Now, with the help of some engineers, he has a robotic eye that can record near everything he sees. He thinks voluntary prosthesis is the future.

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Now, we've made some remarkable strides in replacing the lost body parts of people. But I don't know if I'd volunteer to have my legs cut off just so I could jump higher. Call me old-fashioned. [Sky News via I Heart Chaos]

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Cericneesh
Ceric Neesh

I'm both an h+ and someone with a relatively rare form of BIID. I don't feel like my right arm is my "correct" arm, and I do feel that it should be able to do things that are only possible with a prosthesis that's possible only five or ten years from now. Is it something I'd consider doing once the technology is available? Yes, consider. I'm not sure if I actually would, though.