TED is known for bringing together some of the world’s top thinkers at conferences around the world to deliver short presentations on “ideas worth spreading.” Here Aimee Mullins, a record-breaing athlete, model and activist, is sharing her experiences and difficulties she had to go though when she was competing in running. Oh, did you know that she has both of her legs amputated below the knee, when she was 1 year old?
This is a terrific story about how technology can augment our lives and make truly unbelievable things come true. Thanks to prosthetic limb technologies people like Aimee Mullins are able not only to cope with their disabilities, but to achieve amazing results in all aspects of life. I am pretty sure that technology will keep improving and at some point of time we may even have better limbs than our natural ones. Just imagine, legs that never get tired and hands that never say you bluf when you play poker. I’m fantasizing right now of course, but I do love the concept of self improvent using technological advances.
And here is Aimee’s presentation at the TEDMED conference last year. Really inspiring.