So now that 3D printers can build prosthetic limbs and who knows what else, it's not crazy to think that in the future, these prosthetics will end up having incredible features, things that your real arms and legs aren't able to do.
So would you sacrifice one (or more) of your limbs to get a bionic one?
- Only if the prosthetic will be better than my real limb14%(4)16%(8)Vote17%(4)
Most Helpful Girl
I've actually thought about this before.
If the world turns post-apocalyptic or Matrix-esque and the bionic limb has some sort of nuclear-reactive-machine-gun-type thing then absolutely. I'll be the first to get one in order to defend myself. Even better if it comes with attachments and upgrades
Ideally I'd prefer a mecha or partial mecha sleeve or arm that wouldn't require me to amputate an arm in order to get all that cool weapon stuff.
But unless that happens, absolutely not. I'm not going to go about normal life with a phantom limb. (A phantom limb is when you lose a limb or need an amputation, but you still "feel" your missing limb as if it was really there. They usually don't hurt, but it would be weird.) For example, I'm not going to cut off my legs to be the Blade Runner guy from the Olympics. My regular legs will do fine because I don't really have the need to run faster.1
Most Helpful Guy
No. It will just produce ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_limb ) Ghost Limb. You would have to wire the limb directly into the brain then somehow actually tell the body of it's actual strength and get it recorded correctly.
You ever notice how many (most actually) amputees walk with a limp or seem to move awkwardly? It is due to a lack of (https://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Proprioception) proprioception or simply the ability to know where your body is at any given time. It takes a lot to get used to a limb and a fair amount of therapy just to get started using it effectively specifically because it's completely foreign data.
So while it may have a built in lazer and a punch that could crack a tachyon you won't for at least quite some time, be able to even open your fridge reliably.1