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We’re living in the era of Artificial Intelligence, a period marked by phenomenal scientific developments and discoveries. And construing the latest trend, it won’t be starkly wrong if I presume that we aren’t much far away from the day, when stuffs like Telekinesis, ESP, levitation, Biokinesis to name a few, shall be practised freely.
But still, despite having developed a sound scientific temperament, we still haven’t overcome the annoying habit of blaming science and technology for all our hard-knocks. Be it grave issues like Nuclear Power Race, Arms and Ammunition Clash, Global Warming or trivial shots like picking on Facebook when scoring low grades in exams, cribbing for random small power cuts etc.
But like each coin has a flip side to it, so does Science ! Last night, I came across this overwhelming news on internet of US’s first face transplant and honestly, I felt so moved by the motivating story that I wanted to share it with you all !
Dallas Wiens, 26, had most of his facial features burned off by contact with a high-voltage wire in 2008 and underwent a 15-hour procedure two months ago to replace his face. Prior to the transplant, he could not smell, had trouble breathing and underwent more than 20 surgeries. When the transplant brought back his sense of smell, Wiens told that the first scent he encountered was of hospital lasagna. “It smelled delicious”, he said.
His disfiguring accident occurred in November 2008, when he was working as a contractor. Helping paint a church, he was riding high on a cherry picker that struck a power line.
Wiens said that once home, he might attend college.
Wearing dark sunglasses, Wiens spoke slowly but clearly. He is blind and his face droops slightly to one side, but his beard is growing back and he has a full head of hair. Over the next six to nine months, he’ll be working to regain his facial muscle function and sensation in parts of his face, doctors said.
“Every step of the way was amazing, it just felt like learning how to do everything over again but in a very real, very good way”, Wiens said.
‘Daddy, you’re so handsome,’ this was the seal of approval for America’s first recipient of a full face transplant from his 4-year-old daughter.“To her, I’m still Daddy. That in itself is an amazing thing,” said Wiens.
How lovely and comforting would that feeling have been on being consented by his daughter…isn’t it ? Really !
Science and Technology have indeed annexed our lives, positively or negatively…it wholly and solely depends upon us to decide. Such miracles like Mr. Weins’s wouldn’t have been possible without the brave efforts of the doctors and the surgeons and undoubtedly Science’s aid !
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