Daniel H. Wilson – The goal for many amputees…

The goal for many amputees is no longer to reach a ‘natural’ level of ability…


“The goal for many amputees is no longer to reach a ‘natural’ level of ability but to exceed it, using whatever cutting-edge technology is available. As this new generation sees it, our tools are evolving faster than the human body, so why obey the limits of mere nature?”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – As a society, I think…

As a society, I think we express our cultural mores through our politics. We’re trying…


“As a society, I think we express our cultural mores through our politics. We’re trying constantly to figure out what’s OK and what’s not OK. And it’s hard, because our society is constantly buffeted by gale force winds of technology. Things are always changing.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – Over the past 50 years…

Over the past 50 years we got versions of X-ray specs and space vacations…


“Over the past 50 years we got versions of X-ray specs and space vacations, and even death rays. But the X-ray specs don’t fit on your face – they’re big things that screen your luggage for guns. Space vacations are real, but they cost $20 million. We have death rays, but you have to be a triple Ph.D. to play with them.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – These days the technology can…

These days the technology can solve our problems and then some. Solutions may not only…


“These days the technology can solve our problems and then some. Solutions may not only erase physical or mental deficits but leave patients better off than able-bodied folks. The person who has a disability today may have a superability tomorrow.”
-Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson – In my books the technology…

In my books the technology that I choose to talk about has to serve the…


“In my books the technology that I choose to talk about has to serve the themes. What that means is that I end up having to cut out a lot of cool technology that would be really fun to describe and play with, but which would just confuse everybody. So in ‘Amped,’ I focus on neural implants.”
-Daniel H. Wilson