Australia’s ABC News reported yesterday on the possibility of making soft tissue organs such as hearts and livers “within 10 years” using 3D printing technology.
This medical leap forward has shades of William Gibson’s Neuromancer – a world where when you wear out one body part, you simply go buy a new one (if you can [...]
"These new media of ours ... have made our world into a single unit....the world is now like a continually sounding tribal drum, where everybody gets the message.... all the time. A princess gets married in England and boom boom boom go the drums and we all hear about it; an earthquake in North Africa, a Hollywood star gets drunk...away go the drums again. I use the word tribal....it is probably the key word ..."
- Marshall McLuhan (1960)
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