Friday Poll: What's the next big thing in bionics?

Recent bionic breakthroughs hint that we may be on the threshold of a new wave of bionic devices that will boost the quality of life for many people around the world. What would you most like to see next?

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Bionic biggies
Which bionic breakthrough will wow us most in coming years?

Aibo, that Sony dog? Yeah, he gets fur
Extra middle finger so people know you mean it
Mermaid tails for all!
A bigger, faster, stronger liver (Hasselhoff only)
Brangelina will be a single person



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This week we told you about a couple of breakthroughs in bionics, including a Luke Skywalker-like artificial hand controlled by the brain, and a bionic larynx that uses a speech synthesizer to let people who've had their voice boxes removed speak more realistically. Those are both awesome.

They also hint that we may be on the threshold of a new wave of bionic devices that will boost the quality of life for people around the world. But what's next? What bionic science will most wow us in coming years?

Vote in our poll, and be sure to leave a comment in our TalkBack section telling us what sort of bionic feats you'd like to see accomplished.

About the author

    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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