Humans are not disabled. A person can never be broken. Our built environment, our technologies, are broken and disabled. We the people need not accept our limitations, but can transcend disability through technological innovation.

— Hugh Herr

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Indeed, through fundamental advances in bionics in this century, we will set the technological foundation for an enhanced human experience, and we will end disability.


We're entering a bionic era where we actually are beginning to see technology that's sophisticated enough to emulate key physiological functions.


Finances completely determine what we can do and how quickly we can move.


Humans are able to give very good feedback. You can't tell with an animal what they feel.


We're beginning the age in which machines attached to our bodies will make us stronger and more efficient.


A human being can never be broken


The thing about the summit region of Mount Washington, it can have areas that are flat and rolling. In those conditions, it's very difficult not to become disoriented, because it's not like you're on a face where you know what's up and what's down. You're on a flat surface. Every direction is the same in a white-out condition. And with wind speeds constantly changing direction, within a minute you have no idea where you are.


I didn't view my body as broken, I reasoned that a human being can never be broken. Technology is broken. Technology is inadequate.

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