Prosthetic arm / hook as "human enhancement" #cyborg #realprosthetics to handle meat / grill / frying pan (what transhumanists, bioethicists and media hypes tend to miss)

Bioethicists, prosthetists and transhumanists focus on their collective "bionic" assumptions to bundle their fears and hopes. There is even a trend called Transhumanism [link].

But as we know by now, "bionic" hands do not deliver. Not really. You can wave them around, but even when attending a user workshop and discussing how to change a bike tire, the company product ambassador recommends taking the wheel to a shop. So, not really.

This shows the charmingly simple - but functionally enhancing - handling of a hot piece of meat and the hot frying pan using a prosthetic hook.

 

Absence of recognition of this act as clear proof of human enhancement also proves absence of rational thought in the beholders, to conclude this discussion.

I had already previously figured this part of the "enhancement debate" was mostly myth and fear driven. And we may then focus on how fear disables rational thought.

Cite this article:
Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Prosthetic arm / hook as "human enhancement" #cyborg #realprosthetics to handle meat / grill / frying pan (what transhumanists, bioethicists and media hypes tend to miss); published 04/06/2016, 07:58; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=6135.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1624077979, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Prosthetic arm / hook as "human enhancement" #cyborg #realprosthetics to handle meat / grill / frying pan (what transhumanists, bioethicists and media hypes tend to miss)}}, month = {June},year = {2016}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=6135}}