Daniel H. Wilson – The goal for many amputees…


“The goal for many amputees is no longer to reach a ‘natural’ level of ability but to exceed it, using whatever cutting-edge technology is available. As this new generation sees it, our tools are evolving faster than the human body, so why obey the limits of mere nature?”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – Sometimes a technology is so…


“Sometimes a technology is so awe-inspiring that the imagination runs away with it – often far, far away from reality. Robots are like that. A lot of big and ultimately unfulfilled promises were made in robotics early on, based on preliminary successes.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – Over the past 50 years…


“Over the past 50 years we got versions of X-ray specs and space vacations, and even death rays. But the X-ray specs don’t fit on your face – they’re big things that screen your luggage for guns. Space vacations are real, but they cost $20 million. We have death rays, but you have to be a triple Ph.D. to play with them.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – The poster boy for our…


“The poster boy for our superabled future is Oscar Pistorius, an increasingly famous South African sprinter who happens to have had both of his legs amputated below the knee. Using upside down question mark-shaped carbon fiber sprinting prosthetics, called Cheetah blades, Mr. Pistorius can challenge the fastest sprinters in the world.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – We’ve been co-evolving with…


“We’ve been co-evolving with our technology for a hundred thousand years. Human beings and the technology we make were always inseparable. We’re finally coming into this moment where it’s coming inside our body for the first time in history.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – These days the technology can…


“These days the technology can solve our problems and then some. Solutions may not only erase physical or mental deficits but leave patients better off than able-bodied folks. The person who has a disability today may have a superability tomorrow.”
-Daniel H. Wilson