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  1.  (1885.21)
    @Willow Bl00

    Yes, the world is an awesome, odd, odd place.
    I hadn't read that about the twins - must go digging it now. Thanks!
  2.  (1885.22)
    Willow B100

    The twins featured in BME years ago that transfered one's entire arm to the other as a body mod. Etc. Doctors lose their licenses over such things.


    That was an April Fool's back in '99 ;)
  3.  (1885.23)
    Damnit!
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
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    @Willow

    Don't worry about it, I've been victim to that several times myself.

    Though that does raise interesting questions: do you think that doctor's would lose their licenses over that?
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      CommentAuthorWillow Bl00
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2008 edited
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    I do. I've had a number of conversations about the quest for and rejection from doctors in terms of subdermal implants that went beyond the piercing aesthetic. Friends that had designed safe (so far as we could tell without the actual implementation) bioluminescent threading under the skin (best way I can describe it) - all they needed was the physician to install it. All discussions with physicians ended with either a squick factor or a fear of losing a license.
    Now, this was also nearly 5 years ago, so maybe things are changing as trans- and sub-dermal piercing become more wide spread. But the ethical questions that come into cosmetic surgery, sex changes, and our dear Olympic runner with the 'unfair' prosthetics are just the tip of the iceburg.

    I'm actually compiling books for an academic binge on this topic. I'm sure as the weeks pass I'll have lots of things to talk about and more than just a theoretical basis for my arguments. Yay learning!
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2008
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    I'd love to have some of the titles that you find.
  4.  (1885.27)
    There is a new one in Austrialia.

    They are expecting to perform the first implant within a year.
  5.  (1885.28)
    Can I has razorgirl naow?