I’ve always been a fan of TED talks, and this one I feel operates as a tangent to what we’ve discussed in class. In this video, the witty Henry Evans details his full-body paralysis and how he has used modern technology to “overcome” his disability and perform feats that he says even able-bodied people can’t. He can walk, drive, and even fly.
I wonder whether the advanced technology discussed in the video is an aide or a hinderance to the disabled rights movement. I feel as though some would argue that too much reliance on technology is not natural and acceptable, and others would welcome the possibilities and advances that come with it. What’s your opinion? Should an able-bodied person be allowed/encouraged to have these robots?