The primitive yet practically necessary prosthetics and human augmentation implements of today could easily evolve into the voluntary upgrades of tomorrow. Here’s a very good example of human body as input device.
Disabled pioneers are living examples of how technology is blurring the lines between what is considered practical, necessary augmentation and what, someday soon, might be just a nice alternative to flesh – a voluntary upgrade.
Okay, okay – what I really mean is that my original hand doesn’t work any longer. So, I’m going to have that cut off and receive a cybernetic prosthesis that allows me to pour a glass of juice, tie my shoes, etc. Awesome. [VIA BBC]