These goggles are apparently the future of skiing tech. The websites for both companies involved are major let downs, with only mock-ups and false-effect versions of the goggles. But what intrigued me is that one of the companies, Zeal Optics, totes itself as being from the same city as this year’s Winter Olympics, […]
Nike references Pico in the name of the ad and starts it off with Oscar Pistorius. Remember, this is a Nike ad, which means every athlete, every sport shown, uses equipment beyond the human body. Just saying:
Apparently gene therapy is working well enough to warrant some athletes using it, despite being largely un-tested on humans:
Indeed, some therapies that are being developed to help people with degenerative diseases and genetic defects live longer and more high-functioning lives might also be used to boost healthy bodies. These include “treatments that regenerate […]
Andrea James has an outstanding essay on the gender binary and sports over at Boing Boing:
Unless you’ve been affected by it, understanding how social realities like a sex binary get reified and justified through technology can be hard to see. It all gets framed as “natural” and “normal,” while anything that disrupts social […]
Dvorsky points out the slippery slope in their logic:
While this clearly solves a problem for the IOC, the decision to “treat” athletes with genetic abnormalities will likely have far reaching repercussions for those with other types of genetic endowments. The IOC is in danger of opening a pandora’s box in which virtually every […]
I’m fed up with the whole “steroids are bad” debate. The morons like Brian Williams who stutter in fury when trying to express their rage are as bad as the clowns who sit and interview Mark McGuire as if he’s some brave, tortured soul for admitting to them he used steroids. […]
Well, knock me over with a vial of deca. Here’s the main thought I have: why do Americans obsess about steroids in baseball when obviously they’re focused on the wrong sport. How many football players in this country are not on steroids? And the effects of […]
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