The reason I got into electrophysiology was because I was excited about the potential for electronic prosthetics. It seems the first real one has come to market. It’s still primitive in comparison to what I envision — a prosthetic that hooks directly up to nerves and sends and receives signals — but I’m sure that will come in time.
Kudos to these guys for making it happen!
One of the questions that has been asked before, and which this underlines, is, “when will artificial hands become superior to natural ones, and would you voluntarily switch in that scenario?” This sort of concept is explored in the various Ghost in the Shell movies, and the TV series “GITS: Stand-Alone Complex”.