I am sitting in the waiting room while Michael is having surgery to have skin cancer removed. CNN is on the television and they are doing a "2010 Year in Review" that has been somewhat interesting. They've done the top 10 interesting stories, people, and now they are on the top 10 innovations. Two of these innovations were extremely interesting to me. #6, which really came in at #1 in my book, was that scientists have built and installed new lungs that work well in lab rats! What amazing technology! They are planning on using it for COPD and Cystic Fibrosis patients.
The other innovation that I found quite interesting came in at #3 on the list: bionic legs. These were long pieces of metal that fit around a persons leg and somehow hooked up to their body so that it sensed the nerve and would walk where the body wanted to walk. Right now they are using these for paraplegics. Still, amazing!
When I think of how far we've come over the last century, even the last decade, it has me in awe what God is allowing man to do. And I wonder, will we honor Him with these blessed technologies, or will we create our own "Tower of Babel"?
"O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23
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