Has the Transhuman Mermaid arrived? So check this out: a woman from Auckland, New Zealand has transcended humanity and become a Mermaid!
Well, Nadya Vessey is still quite human, but the double amputee asked Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop special effects studio to design a mermaid tail that would help her swim.
“A prosthetic is a prosthetic, and your body has to be comfortable with it. You have to mentally make it a part of yourself.” – Nadya Vessey
Vessey’s flipper apparatus does not integrate with her nervous or muscular systems, but the mermaid tail does indicate a future in which animal hybridization might be very possible with certain technology.
While Vessey’s mermaid tail was very specific, and maybe the only time Weta Workshop will build an augmentation for an individual, it does herald a time when we might be able to use Icarus wings, just more durable, or gloves with palms made from a Gecko-like adhesive that will allow us to climb high and detach at will.