Should we trust robotic surgery?

From Whitney Kimball and Abby Normal at
A pair of robotic clamps approaches a tiny, glistening orb and proceeds to lay an almond-shaped flap of celluloid-thin skin over exposed flesh. The Da Vinci robot (or, robotic arms remote controlled by a surgeon looking through a high def camera) proceeds to mend a wet grape, the test subject chosen to demonstrate the robot's superhuman suturing ability with perilous, but measured, precision. After a miraculous finale– the execution of a perfect knot– the camera zooms out to underscore the enormity of scale, the fragility of the task, immediately projecting leaps of the imagination to tumors, cysts, and miniscule tissues.

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