You are all completely NUTS! I love it. FYI, if you have not watched Hell On Wheels, do so. It's truly excellent. I agree. It's the entire reason spin-offs exist. Anyone who doesn't think Terry Farrell is sexy needs to be checked to see if they're still breathing. All of these ^. I am really looking forward to seeing how the writers, and Anson, deal with this. Because this: Pike is *not* a normal person. He's a Hero - and I mean that in the mythic sense. And that's why I want to watch him. ::Applause:: Damn fine simile ya got there. Awesome discussion follows this, but I wanted to briefly address this. I used to work in our state's Rehabilitation Services department. Technology is one thing - and most people have no idea what kinds of amazing assisted tech exists now - but as @Tim Thomason and @cooleddie74 point out, there are (and probably will continue to be) limits based on what kinds of impairment(s) a person has. If you are interested, google "assistive technology". There's useful stuff available even for (relatively) minor issues related with ageing. Carry on my wayward sons (and daughters and others)!