Researchers in Britain have announced that they will soon be ready to make lungs 'to order'. Patients, instead of waiting on extremely long 'donor lists' hoping and praying for someone to die, so that they may live, will no longer have to wrestle with their consciences in the very near future.
Researchers have discovered a way to make 'artificial lungs' much like 'artificial hearts'. Well, that is simplifying the process somewhat, however this is, indeed, exciting news.
It is hoped that, in the future, artificial eyes which really do see, livers, kidneys, colons and brains, will be available to every Tom, Dick and Harry.
Naturally, the very first artificial organs of any kind, will only be available to the very rich, some of whom already have 'artifical consciences' and 'artificial personalities'.