DailyDirt: Artificial And Augmented Senses

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A few years ago, Oscar Pistorius was denied participation in the Olympics because his prosthetic carbon-fiber legs were deemed an unfair advantage. As technology improves, it’s possible to design artificial body parts that could be superior to the natural ones. So it may only be a matter of time before everyone is wearing gear that improves their natural abilities. Here are just a few examples of projects that could develop better senses.

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The Logician says:

I have to wonder, then, how long it will be before simple augmentation gives way to the pursuit of perfection of the species? Where augmented and enhanced humans are considered superior to unaltered ones? That is the sort of thinking and process by which Khan Singh came to be. I should hope no one like him arises, but humans have the unerring tendency to ignore the lessons brought before them.

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