Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

Of cyborgism  §

It was the strangest thing today. I was sitting there having lunch and not thinking about anything in particular when I felt a buzzing in my leg. In retrospect, it was just a muscle twitch, but the thing is, I absent-mindedly assumed it was vibrating because I was receiving a call on it. Without thinking about it, I reached down and pressed my thigh like a button and almost said “Hello?” before realizing that it was my leg I was about to “answer,” not a telephone.

Legs do not—yet—receive phone calls.

And for a moment, the notion that my leg could not receive a phone call was the strangest thing on earth to me.

Then it passed.