Prosthetic advances raise ethical questions

09/2/2013 | (U.K.)

The rapid advancement of prosthetic technology raises serious ethical questions that should be considered before bionic limb technology becomes widely adopted, writes social psychologist Bertolt Meyer. He asks, for example, who is entitled to expensive state-of-the-art prostheses: civilians or only soldiers? And if bionic limbs become so strong and fast that they outperform healthy ones, should people be allowed to replace healthy limbs with prostheses?

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