Hand Transplant

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-hand-transplant-ucla-20110419,0,2677844.story

After reading the story above I had a few thoughts.

1. This is amazing. I had no idea we could do this.

2. How long before people can get robotic hands? Obviously a real hand would be ideal, but if our doctors are capable of this, how far are we away from replacing limbs with robotic parts?

3. Does anyone else have an irrational fear of the hand having a mind of its own? Maybe I’ve seen too many horror movies but I have this image in my mind of the hand doing dastardly deeds while its owner is none the wiser.

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