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The Cybernetic Woman
by Kory Schaubhut
Cybernetics are one of the greatest mysteries of the modern age.
In the year 1974 when a woman was horribly maimed, losing both her left arm and right leg, the government could rebuild her. Back then they had that technology. They had the capability to build the world's first cybernetic chick... better, stronger, and faster than a normal human
...All for less than $6 million (1974 dollars, which roughly equates to $1 Kajillion today).
However, in the 30 years since then developments in the cybernetics field have been virtually nonexistent. In fact, it seems that cybernetics has actually regressed quite a bit.
Nowadays when you get horribly maimed the government can't make you better, stronger, and faster. Instead you just get a hook that can open and close, giving you the special power of picking something up... and that's with high end prosthetics.
Well, maybe if you got maimed and had $6 million to spend, it'd be no big deal. Maybe all the rich people are secretly cyborgs who have cool adventures each week and laugh about how boring your life is, but they keep this on the down low to avoid a mass revolt of disgruntled armless and legless peasants who have to get by with Captain Hook hand-me-downs.
Or maybe inferior cybernetic body parts are all now manufactured in sweat shops in third world countries by the uber dextrous tiny little hands of underage starving children.
Like I said, cybernetics are a mystery.