June 22, 2007

Cubs vs. Bionics

So, I read this story about this guy who lost his legs, and now competes in the Special Olympics with state-of-the art bionic legs. He not only obliterates his Special Olympics competition, but can actually compete on the professional level with those who have no disability. People have titanium knees. No big deal. Lasik vision helps them see better. No big deal. But, what if someone gets robotic arms that can make them swing 40% faster than any other person on Earth? Will professional sports associations have to draw a line? Or are sports destined to become a battle not won by sweat, but by technology?