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Second Panel Person - Surgeons

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 My panel group will be on surgeons. I found the role of surgeons in the 21st century very interesting. As technology has advanced, so has surgical tools. Surgeons must use these tools in order to successfully perform certain high risk surgeries like open heart and prostate surgery. Surgeons must be trained on how to use these tools and computer software. While operating, they literally resemble a cyborg, as they are temporarily attached to these instruments that are crucial to the welfare of their patients. Surgeons have even requested haptic feedback, a type of technology that vibrates when a human touches the object. This interests me as we have discussed in class the human need to be more and more connected to technology. What it means to be a surgeon has depended heavily on technology, and as technology advances, pretty soon most professions will rely on technology to be advanced as well.



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