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Israelis 3d-printed a human heart



It is only big enough for a rabbit and it will be a month before it can pump blood, but maybe in four years the best hospitals could print vital organs with the patient's own DNA.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/20...g-cnni-vpx.cnn

This raises big questions, like how do we tax this? Won't people live too long? If we upgrade human systems, are they still human? If someone is 10% made in a laboratory, are they still human?

I do not see where the controversy is supposed to be. If a firefighter lost his or her legs and got prosthetics, they are still human!

Just wait until I finally get my silicon implants. All that I ask for is the functionality of a 2000 cellphone, except smaller, and in my head.

Much smaller please.

I am not sure that I need a four-function calculator, I can do most of that already, but a notepad, calendar, alarm, and snake game?! Yes please!

Of course, telephone functionality would be useful, too. Digital telepathy!

How do you regulate that in school? There was a news story about school kids broadcasting test answers to their classmates and some nonsense about cheating with $800 watches that you need to charge every night.

What happens when people can play Candy Crush in their heads--while driving?



What if they create implants that can control Parkinson's, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabling and\or terminal conditions? What if you can add a chip to boost the processing power of individuals with autism, down syndrome, or the children of celebrities--or celebrities themselves?

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