Scientists at the University of London are about to perform the world’s first bionic penis surgery, bringing us ever closer to Transhumanism.
Transhumanism is the move towards merging robots with humans by changing the physical, intellectual and psychological make-up of humans by merging them with technology.
Mohammad Abad from Scotland will be the first recipient of a robotic penis, made out of skin grafts from his forearm.
The University of London team has spent more than three years crafting a new, 8-inch wang out of skin grafts culled from Abad’s forearm and becomes erect by mechanically pumping fluid into it.
This pump is activated by a button located near his remaining testicle.
“When you want a bit of action you press the ‘on’ button,” Abad told The Sun. “When you are finished you press another button. It takes seconds. Doctors have told me to keep practising.”
He’d already undergone two surgeries before the recent 11-hour marathon installation surgery. Doctors on the team report that the prosthesis should be sufficient for Abad to start a family, if he so chooses.
This marks the first time that such a device has been successfully implanted. However, in March, a 21-year-old South African man received the world’s first natural penial transplant.