"Technology is changing at such a rapid clip. I did not view my biological body as broken. I viewed the artificial limbs as utterly pathetic and stupid, and that by changing bad design, one could conquer disability across a broad range," he said during his talk. But beyond the possibilities of now or even the near future, Herr gives us a glimpse into a world where, eventually, those with healthy or even mildly injured limbs may prefer bionic limbs, or where having bionic legs would be an advantage. "People have the capacity to end disability in this century, while adhering with absolute obedience to the general principles of human diversity and individual freedoms," Herr said. We caught up with him after his IEEE presentation to learn a little more about the world of extreme bionics.