ExMechanica, Aesthetic Prosthetic – the Edge of the Age WIN 18|19
What we know by visual observation is the lowest reliable form of evidence in use today in Human societies, this evidence comes in great help for this paper to take shape, our awareness only direct that what we are actually understanding, what we live through, is likely not to Be, at all, if we are to include Intuition and involve Scientific data supported studies. However, this paper is about Human and their compulsive interaction with their own kind, and it takes us down to it, to what we know by Nature. Fears! An expression for discrimination and prejudice, it runs deep in all ‘Caste’s’ and ‘Level’s’ of Human Society. Today, widely recovering from a dismissive attitude from the ‘Civil’ or ‘humanly correct’ society toward those who endure Physical Impairments from birth or by accident! what we at the HOB are seeing as a unique Human experience creating unique Beings, physically and literally. But the Age is that shifts are in everything, and acknowledging how far we have come in creating artificial parts, fit to serve Human functions are fast becoming Human Enhancement.
Soon we will be facing the possibilities of modifying at will mechanical parts of our Bodies, and the answer of a functional body is fast becoming enhancement. The sense of aesthetics is and will always be part of the Human experience, beyond the artifact, a model for visual perfection, a step closer to a coming of an Age of Transition, yet again, physically and literally. But all this is becoming reality because of the experiences lived and overcome by a Human Community who have endured more assault from discrimination and prejudice than physical tragedy, the Time demand acknowledgements and a total change of point of view from modern Human society.
Are we able to ask questions, do we have the intellectual capacity to accept our limitations? What is this about? In absence of an Intelligent Species to measure our intelligence, after all we are only ‘an intelligent species’ because we say so, we are left wondering if it is in our rights to call ourselves so. Examples are around us, at any time of the day anywhere on this Planet, Life, Social perception of course, and the result of this extraordinary experience, the Human Experience, at work. In association with WeTreat – ExMechanica, at the Edge of the Age, the HOB 2018, we invite you to enter a world of Aesthetic and Precision Mechanics, the very Human World of Prosthetics.
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Between 1990 and 2013 the rates of Physical injuries decreased by an overall 31%, worldwide fact. That is a third of the world population, impossible not to acknowledge it.
Conclusions Injuries continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing world. The decline in rates for almost all injuries is so prominent that it warrants a general statement that the world is becoming a safer place to live in. However, the patterns vary widely by cause, age, sex, region and time and there are still large improvements that need to be made.//here …
No one is heading toward cold blooded decisions, the Age is so that this heavy physical world is nothing but threatening to Us Human, and physical involvements always lead to physical injuries. Lightness is the Life Style to seek for nowadays, clothing, habitat, vehicles, there lies the true sense of luxury, freedom, and examples sometime best comes from experiences, the subject research of the HOB for 2018 was about the Human Experience, only natural to end with a more than Human subject.
To fast forward this paper our introduction must emphasize the Emotional quality with which this subject is to be regarded and understood, with truth and Empathy.
To start? the obvious, to close this part!
This is not about Social rudeness nor socially correct, this is about Human Nature, or should we say what Human Nature is not, and in the absence of an intelligent reference we are using the world around us, people with, and by using we mean “utilizing” to individual purposes, and Emotional Intelligence have everything to do with it, or to be more specific, the lack of Emotional Intelligence, not the absence of it, but the lack of knowledge and practice of Human Emotional Intelligence in human society. Not to worry, practicability comes to the rescue…!
Life is such that strong emotions are express toward whom the non arguable difference, (visual reference), is use as tool to compare how well fitted we are to properly function, these practice are in use today and let wide open an easy target. Amputated, cripple, disable, none of it can hide the discomfort a ‘modified’ human body have on people. Talking about the experience is less important. Simple words, but for those who lived and survived, it is like nothing else and an experience worth to inspire others.
The world is changing… from lyrics to narratives it happen to be that indeed the world is changing, or should we say, our perception or view point on this world is changing, and what use to be defined as weakness may as well become our greater strengths. Are you ready to upgrade? By default or will.
Disability is commonly viewed as a problem that exists in a person’s body and requires medical treatment. The social model of disability, by contrast, distinguishes between impairment and disability, identifying the latter as a disadvantage that stems from a lack of fit between a body and its social environment. This paper describes the social model of disability and then considers how it might deal with chronic disease or impairment and why medical professionals should learn about disability perspectives to improve their practice.// here …
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Invest wisely, invest in your Body!
The cost of what your are wearing today, all fashion statement included, is nothing compared to what you will be worth in a decade. BioArtificial adjuncts aside, the game is in the BioMechanical apparatus and Enhancement. From tip to toe a new reality of BioMechanical enhancement are coming to Age. Today tabloids flashes exosuits with Paramedical or professional application, but the attention is in what you will be able to invest in, for a better future you!
Prosthetics have traveled light speed if this unit is to be use to compare it to the majority of industrial endeavor over the last 50 years at the exception of course of high techs and A.I. which concur the natural way events unfold. The cult of Cyborgs or the cyborg Culture look more and more things of the past, but the future keep looking brighter and brighter, Metal is replaced by composites derivated from biochemical research, inclusions of rare metals and design to overpass Human strength, durability and able to enhance abilities provide with solutions already in use. How long before the Human Biology is to fusion with enhanced biomechanical outfits.
… what is disability discrimination?
Disability discrimination is when a person with a disability is treated less favourably than a person without the disability in the same or similar circumstances.
For example, it would be ‘direct disability discrimination’ if a nightclub or restaurant refused a person entry because they are blind and have a guide dog.
It is also disability discrimination when there is a rule or policy that is the same for everyone but has an unfair effect on people with a particular disability.
This is called ‘indirect discrimination’.
For example, it may be indirect disability discrimination if the only way to enter a public building is by a set of stairs because people with disabilities who use wheelchairs would be unable to enter the building.//
Enhancements and the coming of an age of Cybernization!
To understand Human Civilization from the dusk of the 20st Century, awakening to the down of the New Millennium is the aim. A Time transition define by the birth of a Global Network, the first of its kind, circa1999 the World Wide Web, from then and as the saying goes, “nothing will stop the Human Race from racing”. 20 years later, the Global Virtual Network is reaching adolescence through updates and upgrades, obsolescence and recycling’s, exponential use and ever more advance r&d’s is mutating within the Human Biology, no inclusion needed, over 3 hours a day of Smart Phone use put you strait in the cybernaute group. Who spend less than 3 hours a day on their Smart Phone today? how far have we reach? what is to come? Human Biology! Organic enhanced by BioMechanic! Voluntary Transformation!
Pass prejudices and lack of technology, the Age demands us to decide. From enhancement to practical and beautiful, biomechanical apparatus enters humanity and unite more than divide mentality. A change in perception worth acknowledging.
The Edge of the Age, opening Winter 18|19 at the HOB IOCP