IamA the amputee cyborg from BBC's 'Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man' documentary, AMA!
I'm James Young, a double amputee, video gamer, bionic, reddit user who asked your help on my amputee Halloween costume a couple of years ago, with thousands of awesome responses (u/jamesahyoung). Since then I have been fortunate enough to have worked with The Alternative Limb Project, funded by Konami, to create an artistic, sci-fi inspired artificial bionic arm. The BBC followed some of the emotional journey of over a year in which it took the arm to be created, and have produced two short films.
I have been personally involved in the design of my new arm the entire way, in order for it to reflect my personality, and it's been quite a journey, so I'd love to answer any question about the limb, or myself, as we sit here as my short-form documentary goes live on YouTube and BBC iPlayer.
I've met some awesome people (bionic and otherwise) on my journey and along the way learned what I need to better integrate my body with technology (if reddit allows, i'd love to share my fundraising page for titanium bone implants to connect to future cybernetic limbs).
The film! --------
https://youtu.be/NZNFkMW9uFg - Part 1
Edit - Fun fact: I had my accident right this time and date exactly 4 years ago!
Edit 2 - I'm logging off! Goodnight from the UK. Thank you for your questions and interest! Love ya Reddit.
Feel free to follow up on twitter @jamesahyoung