The Pros And Cons Of Bionics

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Bionic technology has been a life changing enhancement for people with disabilities over the past couple of decades. The term ‘Bionics’ was first used in the 1960s, combining two prefixes; ‘bio’-meaning life and ‘nics’- of electronics. Bionic technologies are advanced components which can assimilate to form into numerous parts of the human body. These technologies have been mechanically functioned to become a replica of the parts of a living organism such as legs, arms, hands and specifically fingers. The first powered Bionic finger was produced on December 8th, 2009 by Touch Bionics, developer of advanced upper limb bionic technologies. The bionic finger was created to assist people in regaining the power of their missing digits. Amputees…show more content…
The biggest limitation of a bionic prosthetics is the cost being extremely expensive. Many people in our society today would have to work a fortune to be able to afford any bionic prosthetic limbs. Even though, specific people are able to purchase the bionic technology, they may not need it as much as some other unfortunate people. Not only have the expenses of purchasing of the bionic prosthesis, the multiple surgeries that is required for the amputee to fit the prosthesis on properly and the installation of the brain chipped. The amputee’s brain is attached to a brain chip allowing the communication between the amputee and the bionic limb. The installation of the brain chip also can damage and scar tissue causing the brain to reject the chip to protect the amputee. Consequently, bionics may look very futuristic, a bionic limb still cannot complete the full complexity, range of movement and functionality of a biological limb but still improving over…show more content…
Bionic prosthetics are able to enhance the ability performance of a person making them far superior than normal human beings. These abilities may include the potential to become faster, better and stronger without any fatigue that limits biological limbs. There are many concerns of how the evolution of bionic prosthetics would impact our future society in a good or bad manner. There have been many cases where people were sent to do life time after committing murder or injuring others with the bionic prosthetic limbs. In all cases people have disconnected their bionic limb and beaten the victim to near death or death itself. Hence, bionic prosthetics are evolving gradually for good doesn’t mean they can also transform into something for bad. Many of today’s entertaining films such as ‘The Terminator’, ‘Robocop’ and ‘I, Robot’ show many bionic features being weaponised used for mostly violence. Could these films be warning us about our future inventions or evolution? After all, a gun which is held in the hands of a person is still a gun, whether it is held in a biological hand or built inside a bionic
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