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Blade Runner - I don't understand

An unfair advantage? Ridiculous! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6898504.stm I'd say that is extremely unfair to him. Give the chap credit for his feat.
Permalink Send private email Plus ça change 
July 14th, 2007 5:32am
Interesting. I think even if it is an advantage, perhaps let him compete anyway.

Others have an advantage because they were born with powerful legs and a will to run.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 14th, 2007 5:40am
Let me ride a bicycle on the 800 meters and I will beat them all.
Permalink Send private email Erik Springelkamp 
July 14th, 2007 5:47am
If they allow him - how long until able-bodied athletes get their lower limbs amputated?
Permalink Billx 
July 14th, 2007 7:30am
I can't wait to see that, BillX.  It will definitely PROVE that humans are willing to sacrifice their humanity.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 14th, 2007 10:12am
yeah, i read about that guy before. pretty cool technology.
Permalink $-- 
July 14th, 2007 10:46am
> It [able-bodied athletes get their lower limbs amputated] will definitely PROVE that humans are willing to sacrifice their humanity.

Surely, the human soul is located in the feet.
Permalink Send private email strawdog sobriquet 
July 14th, 2007 10:56am
designing a pair of running springs for people with legs and feet may be more practical.

Just invent a new sport, "springy-metal-feet running". Everyone can play, and everyone is on equal *footing*!
Permalink Send private email arg! 
July 14th, 2007 11:55am
Next - flippers for the swimmers so having big feet is no longer such an unfair advantage.
Permalink trollop 
July 14th, 2007 11:09pm
It would be more fair to calculate the average foot area and then cut off toes as needed to equalize.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 14th, 2007 11:17pm
Didn't Vonnegut have a short story where the good looking had to wear masks, the strong had to wear weights, the smart had to wear headphones blaring noise, and so on?
Permalink Aaron 
July 15th, 2007 12:36am
This is an additional argument for a separate cyborg/doping olympics.
Permalink anoneemouse 
July 15th, 2007 1:48am

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