Great piece - I’m a big fan/proponent of the disabled as humanity’s ironical Transhumanism Test Pilots (a category at Anthrobotic.com - http://goo.gl/lOyEj).
Regarding acceptance of the augmented and the propagation of various social social structures in order to popularize and deal with elective enhancement, sports might end up being one of the most powerful factors. I’d venture to say that when the Paralympics becomes the Ultralympics®, and viewership starts to outstrip the non-augmented events, we’ll begin to approach a tipping point. So, Pistorius, in a way, might one day be remembered as the Jackie Robinson of augmented athletes.
Again - nice work.
-Reno at Anthrobotic.com
By Reno J. Tibke on Nov 25, 2012 at 8:38pm
You’ve made a small, but significant error. In the 2012 Olympics, Oscar Pistorious ran for South AFRICA, not South AMERICA. I doubt an entire continent could agree on a single person to represent them in the Olympics.
By Ivan on Mar 27, 2013 at 3:55pm