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An Austrian man has voluntarily had his hand amputated so he can be fitted with a bionic limb.

The patient, called "Milo", aged 26, lost the use of his right hand in a motorcycle accident a decade ago.

After his stump heals in several weeks' time, he will be fitted with a bionic hand which will be controlled by nerve signals in his own arm.

The surgery is the second such elective amputation to be performed by Viennese surgeon Professor Oskar Aszmann.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13273348

Pretty neat stuff. There's two videos in the link, the second one shows the guy using the hand. It's not very advanced in terms of movement, but very impressive nonetheless.
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Can he still fap?
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he st movement in that hand years ago, im sure hes figured out how to use the other one.
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When bionic hands gain the ability to be more useful than our regular hands, I imagine we'll see this type of thing happen a lot more.

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" Viennese surgeon Professor Oskar Aszmann"

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I can't even begin to concieve how weird that'd feel.
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If we individually replace every part of his body with something bionic, is he the same person?
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If we individually replace every part of his body with something bionic, is he the same person?

until you replace his brain i'd say yes
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If we individually replace every part of his body with something bionic, is he the same person?


And if we take the parts that we took out and assemble them into a full body, is that the original person?
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Viennese surgeon Professor Oskar Aszmann.

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maybe it's because of your description, or the fact that it's 1:30am here, or both, i can't stop giggling.


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We should really give a big hand to him for doing this.
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It'd sorta shitty if they fitted the hand, and it didn't work as well as a real, non-crippled hand.


Hell, I'd prefer a partially-functioning robo-hand to a totally paralyzed natural one.

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#36
Since we're all just posting pictures of fictional characters like this guy...



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#38
This is awesome. With the way science is evolving, our children probably won't have an inhibited fear of accidents though, as they'll be used to body parts getting swapped all the time.