my jaw is on the floor horrified at these people who got bionic sight implants from a tech startup that went out of business and now can no longer see because their eyes are obsolete and unsupported

spectrum.ieee.org/bionic-eye-o

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@RussellsBarbershopQuartet this article singlehandedly changed my mind about cybernetic enhancements in general. Not that it wasn't already a risk and stuff but to have it so starkly presented and to realize that the people who make life-changing cybernetics are literally the exact same kinds of people who make startups

@shoofle in order for a good cybernetics company to exist you'd need contingencies for cases like this- laws requiring the software and hardware to be open-sourced when the company goes bankrupt for example, or having a centralized, official database of cybernetic enhancement repair techniques that medical professionals and engineers can audit. neither of these would be possible under capitalism

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