Friday, May 17, 2013

There Are Other Cool Things About This Future World...

This is an amazing story.

Scituate Man Gets Bionic Hand
SCITUATE (CBS) – A Scituate man is the first person in the United States to receive a high tech bionic hand. At age 14, Mike Benning lost his arm below the elbow to cancer.

Now, he’s cancer free and has the i-limb ultra revolution. It is the first upper limb prosthesis that can be controlled with a smartphone application.
There's a video at the link. It is so awesome, I have to re-post:



This is the stuff that, thirty years ago, was the realm of science fiction entirely. Controlled with an iPhone app. Simply amazing! It continues to amaze me to see how much progress I've seen in my life. My parents' generation was born in the aftermath of WWII - they grew up with the automobile, radio, and television; my generation grew up with video games, cable, and saw the birth of the personal computer. My children have always known smartphones, MP3s, and cheap personal electronics.

Life keeps getting better, doesn't it?

That is all.

2 comments:

TOTWTYTR said...

It's a nice, but intermediate solution. The ultimate solution will be regeneration of organs and limbs.

I might not live to see it, but I'm confident that my son will.

You're enough younger than me that there is a very good chance you will too.

Firehand said...

I can't remember where I heard the line that 'someone born around 1900 in most ways has more in common with people in the 1700's and 1800's than with someone born today.'
I think they were right.