(Washington Post Live)
Washington Post Live
Brain-machine interfaces could force us to reconsider the definition of disability
Johns Hopkins University engineer Michael McLoughlin told The Washington Post Wednesday that advancements in technologies should force us to rethink the definition of what is considered a disability in today’s society. “In the prosthetics world, we’ve seen people argue about whether or not somebody with a prosthetic leg has an unfair advantage over somebody that’s able-bodied,” McLoughlin said. “Just imagine when we are able to actually communicate via the brain. Somebody that has a disability may be far more superior than any of us.”
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