Which then raises the question: how will society and its institutions react to this cyborg reality? For one cyborg father, the future looks rather bleak. Once he was informed that he was going to lose custody of his children for no other reason other than because of his biohacking ventures, he decided to fight back.
Serious Wonder reached out to Rich Lee to get his perspective on the matter:
“I think it’s important to know that the big thing I’m up against is the idea that Grinding is an act of self mutilation or that it is reckless and borderline suicidal. Both of those things are not true. This is the stance that the opposing council is taking.”
– Rich Lee
Photo Credit: Rich Lee
Which is why Lee decided to start a GoFundMe page, where he asking for $6,250 to help him cover his living expenses while he pays for the court fees. He’s already achieved the total funding goal, but you can still help by sending more donations and send a clear message: cyborgs are people too!
There is something very wrong with our justice system when they decide to step into a family’s life and enforce their own values upon them just because one of them might be different. It’s a message sent to all cyborgs that if they’re to continue with their biohacking lives, then they have the power to destroy it altogether. It’s a legal ruling that is predicated on nothing more than neo-Luddism. If our cyborg future is to become a prosperous one, then we must do everything we can to fight back against any injustice being inflicted upon this growing community. To not act would be to hand our future over to backwards bioconservatism. And that is a future I do not wish to live in.