We live in an age of medicine where it is almost something out of a science fiction film. Not only are we able to cure pain and administer physical therapy in ways which we never thought possible, but technology also allows us to create artificial limbs that function almost just like the real thing
I noticed this during my second year of physical therapy where someone came in who had lost their hand in a serious car crash. And although the clinic I worked for did not replace the hand, it was truly something to behold. From what I was told, each joint was articulated and he was able to use his hand in every way that I could.
The future of the age
In the future I can only imagine what we will be able to do. It is almost something that is unimaginable, but we are on the cutting edge of artificial hearts and other organs that has made medicine something that is truly amazing. Medicine is advancing at a quick pace as well and it will be interesting to see where it ends up.
Perhaps one day we can even prolong the lives of humans far beyond what we thought imaginable. Imagine something like blacktop sealcoating that can preserve our cells so that they virtually never decay. Of course there are more questions than answer at this point, but the fact remains that if medical science keeps moving at this pace, interesting things will happen.
Considering where we were less than a hundred years ago, it is not unreasonable to assume that the next advancements in medical technology could become the things that we only imagined in film and our imaginations. The golden age of medicine can only go up, and it will be interesting to see where it lands.