If the increasing acceptance by consumers of cosmetic
surgery and other associated technological interventions to modify the
body . . . over the last decade are at all indicative of future trends,
then the next 50 years will see ever more radical plastic surgery, computer-chip
brain implants and gene splicing become routine.
(Featherstone, Mike, & Burrows, Roger, "Cultures of Technological Embodiment: An Introduction", Body & Society, Vol 1, Nos 3-4, Sage, 1995, p4)
Note that the authors believe that whether or not this takes place depends only on "consumer acceptance"; there is an unstated belief that medical science can deliver and that consumers have the necessary resources.
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