James Janisko Posted over 2 years ago Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really. Man invents the wheel, wheel is used in war. Man discovers electricity, electricity is used in war. Curbing innovation or stifling science because of potential wartime implementation is counterproductive to us as humans. Furthermore, you might want to consider humans as being counterproductive in general. We demonstrate the propensity for self destructive behavior on a global scale like no other species on the planet. There are many good humans out there that have mankind's best interests at heart. Unfortunately they are severely outnumbered by those who do not. The fact that people are still dying of starvation is indeed utterly ridiculous to me. As a lazy American that wants for nothing, my mind has a hard time coping with the fact that there are people who actually cannot eat. I would agree with Mr. Martin that this is much higher on the priority list of things to be fixed than restoring motor function to a paraplegic. However...there are quite a few more good minds tackling the issue of starvation than there are striving to make you a robot body. It would be unfair to say that Miguel Nicolelis is wasting his time, or even that his priorities are askew.