A couple of years ago I read the Steve Jobs book by Walter Isaacson. Part of me was fascinated by the way Jobs brought such innovative products to the market place. But another part of me would react with comments like “what a jerk”. Many times I would shake my head and say “how did this guy get people to continue to work for him after he treated them so disgustingly.”
Last night I watched the movie Jobs and again I had pretty much the same reaction.
I love to watch the video clips on www.ted.com and this morning in my emails comes this new link http://www.ted.com/talks/hugh_herr_the_new_bionics_that_let_us_run_climb_and_dance?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2014-03-29&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=talk_of_the_week_button
After watching the Hugh Herr video, my appreciation for Steve Jobs just became real. Jobs changed the way we think about computers and digital information with all the possibilities. He really changed the world and our future.
What computers have been able to do with bionics is nothing less than amazing. Watch the link on www.ted.com it is almost unbelievable. It will also bring tears to your eyes. Mountain climbing and dancing with bionic legs is just a small sample of what is being done with the new technology.
But I am also reminded of the double-amputee Oscar Pistorius trial going on in Pretoria, South Africa. It disturbs me to think that Pistorius had been so successful with his own bionic legs and is now facing the trial of his life.
There are so many young men and women who have fought the war battles for all of us more than deserve the opportunity that this new bionics and technology bring to them. I urge you to watch the video.