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Prosthetics or Bioregeneration

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Fourstaff, May 21, 2011.

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Bioregeneration or Prosthetics?

  1. Regen!

    17 vote(s)
    60.7%
  2. Mechanical Arm!

    11 vote(s)
    39.3%
  1. BinaryMage

    BinaryMage New Member

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    It could certainly happen that way. I think we also need to figure in cost. Cutting-edge mechanical limbs are likely to be expensive, though once they've been around for awhile, older models will probably become affordable. Regeneration will probably require some sort of DNA modification, which probably won't end up being that costly. (All that is necessary is an artificial virus that will go through the body modifying the DNA)
     
  2. Bo$$

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    you can harness the power of the human nerves to create voltages to power the arm when it is directly controlled and sort of shut down/remain still when not being controlled
     
  3. Fourstaff

    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    Human nerves do not produce enough energy to power a mechanical arm.
     
  4. Velvet Wafer

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    indeed, the energy is only enough, for controlling selfpowered prosthetics... much like in a mosfet;)
     
  5. Bo$$

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    Well maybe one day that could be possible, but in retrospect that is an absurd idea, although that is best way for them to be controlled
     
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    Bio-Mecha FTW!
     
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    There were supposedly implants that could be powered from carbohydrates (body sugar).
    But still nowhere near enough to power entirely mechanical limbs. It was more meant for pacemakers, artificial optical receptors and so on.
     
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    Actual the Proto 1 just had a battery back that you would carry around your hip. It's not streamline but far from clunky, and the next Proto is going to have a lithium battery that can be removed for daily charging. National Geographic did an issue on bionics last year(http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/01/bionics/fischman-text) I still read it from time to time at school.
     
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    Nanobots that both strengthen and help with healing. Like a built in crysis suit (or spiderman unlimited).
     
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    or like wolverine, if he hurt the wound will recover by itself?
     
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    I voted mechanical arm. My right arm isnt enough sometimes. Plus If I can turn off its feeling its like someone else is touching me. WIN!
     
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    a tight rubber band around the wrist and a few minutes to let it take effect serves the same purpose and a fraction of the price of a mechanical arm.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-VJLz65QhM
     
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    I voted regen. Maybe because I would like to be almost immortal?
    However, it would be nice with an extra pair of arms and hands, could do so much more things then..
     
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    Sadly, the Crysis suits, are irremovable once you have put them on... the person that wields them, can take deadly wounds, fractures, organic damage and so on... and would normally die too.
    But, as the Suits were made of Alien Techology from the beginning, they were able to grow into the wounds of the mortally hit bearer, effectively making him an unwilling, and at first, unknowing symbiote
    (but kept him alive for that)... "posthuman Soldiers, making the ultimative sacrifice", as Hargreave states it....;)
     

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