2020s: Cybernetic Implants Empower The Disabled

Kristopher Sturgis

January 27, 2016

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2020s: Cybernetic Implants Empower The Disabled

Another significant advancement, according to Kurzweil, will materialize through computer technologies inside the human body, known as cybernetic implants. While the history of prosthetics traces the evolution of devices developed to treat various disabilities, Kurzweil believes cybernetic implants could take things to a whole new level.

From retinal implants that can enable the blind to see, to spinal implants that work in tandem with mechanical legs to help the paralyzed walk, Kurzweil believes cybernetics will tie it all together. He even believes that level of humans with cybernetic augmentation with be so high, debates will begin to wage over what constitutes a "human being" vs. a robot.

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Kristopher Sturgis

Kristopher Sturgis is a freelance contributor to MD+DI.

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