Jemima Kiss writes at the Guardian:
What if a bionic leg is so good that someone chooses to amputate?
This raises some intensely challenging issues about whether we will see a far more profound human digital divide, already hinted at in sci-fi countless times: the augmented, and the unaugmented.
Those of us who have been following sci-fi have seen this before. Witness the hero of Cyberpunk 2013, Johnny Silverhand:
Would you be happier with a bionic eye that had zoom, camera, night vision and a pico projector? Would you want rewired reflexes? Would you want a port in your temple for uploading books and content or downloading memories that you don’t think you need right now?
Would you want a second heart? A lung that could remove toxins? Maybe even a gland that helps you regulate your body fat?