Consequences - the "Result" of innovation


(Osteoprosthetic growth)



 c. Social:

§         Will people start to pay on the black market to be augmented with prosthetics even though they don’t need it?

§         Will the disabled become an elitist society?

§          Will it be good to have children with disabilities so that they can become augmented? 

§         Will people with prosthetics become a subculture? 

 d. Legal:      

§         New laws governing safety and informed consent, particularly with regard to children will have to be developed. 

§         What kind of warranties should the user receive, what kinds of quality controls will be used?

§        If the device fails, who is at fault, the manufacturer or the surgeon who implants the device? 

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Future Technology