Guardian Subs

Umm, guys?

Facial reconstruction is making great advances, and may soon enter the realm of science fiction.

The article is actually arguing the opposite. That what was formerly thought of as mere science fiction, speculation about the future, is now becoming reality as a result of the great advances.

5 thoughts on “Guardian Subs”

  1. All that was meant was that facial reconstruction may soon enter a realm that previously only existed in science fiction. It didn’t say that facial reconstruction would itself become fiuctional.

  2. No, it’s rather ambiguous, and a bit vague. There’s no straightforward literal interpretation of the sort Tim thinks there is.

  3. “No, it’s rather ambiguous, and a bit vague. There’s no straightforward literal interpretation”: actually, that’s pretty good for the Nurdgaia.

  4. I suspect we are some way off the real goal of the patients, which is to be restored to looking just like who they really are, ordinary scions of their parents. In many cases, severely disfigured patients are walking around with a generic looking face that at best, would pass muster in a teenager’s art homework book. We will get more proficient in the fullness of time, but maybe we need to stop aiming at the absence of scars, and start seeking the preservation of identity. Look at the folk on your TV tonight. The most presentable faces the networks can find, are only interesting because of their flaws.

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