How Artificial Are We?

How Artificial Are We?

Over the last several decades, the human race has made extreme strides technologically. First world countries such as the United States, China, and Japan have developed various technologies that have changed the way humans deal with bodily illness and decay. The advent of these technologies, such as bionic limbs and pacemakers, has altered the organic nature of the human body, so now it can in some ways be considered artificial.

For example, when a person loses an appendage such as an arm or a leg in an accident, a bionic limb can be installed in place of their lost appendage, allowing them to remain mobile. Likewise, an aging person with a faulty heart can have a pacemaker installed to keep their heart beating, therefore lengthening what might have been a shortened life for that individual. In this respect, the human body can definitely be seen as at least partially artificial, and as time goes on and technology becomes more advanced, technology and the human body will intersect even further. It is certainly plausible that eventually the human body will be extremely, if not completely, artificial.

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