segunda-feira, setembro 25, 2006

Wired News on future body hackers

Wired News on future body hackers: "David Pescovitz: Chris Oakes wrote an interesting feature for Wired News about state-of-the-art bionics and individuals who are itching to upgrade their own bodies whether they 'need' it or not. The article, titled 'What if Bionics Were Better' is the final part in Wired News's excellent series on artificial limbs and neuroprosthetics. From Oakes's article: Phillipa Garner is a self-described 'gender-hacker.' In 1993 at the age of 51, she underwent sex reassignment surgery. That was just the beginning of her quest for self-improvement. She followed the sex change with more modification: vaginoplasty, brow reduction, cheek implants, breast implants, lip augmentation and a face-lift. And she'd happily sign up for more, she says. 'I would be inclined to go through with some pretty radical conceptual self-improvement procedures,' Garner said. 'I think of cosmetic surgery as collaborative art.... And when I next have disposable income, I'll be back in the O.R...' To Garner, surgical enhancements fall right in line with her vocation. A freelance i"

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