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Cyborgs

Are We All Cyborgs?

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 03.04.2014 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

I got the chance to talk to filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva about these topics. He suggests that not only should we not be afraid of our bold new world, but we may all already be cyborgs.

Despite Skepticism, Many People May Embrace Radical Transhumanist Technology in the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I often get asked in a highly dubious way: Could you really just let yourself disappear into a machine, Zoltan?

Developers Want To Make You A Cyborg in 2014

Reuters | Malathi Nayak | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable computers like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch may not have caught f...

The Future of the Internet!

Cadell Last | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Cadell Last

A complete blurring will change every aspect of how we live our lives and interact with the rest of humanity. What does a planet covered in advanced easily accessible space-time wormholes look like?

WATCH: How A Colorblind Cyborg 'Hears' Color

Neil Harbisson | Posted 09.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Neil Harbisson

2013-07-25-harbissonpull.jpgI don't feel that I'm using technology, I don't feel that I'm wearing technology, I feel that I am technology. I don't perceive my antenna as a device, I perceive it as a part of my body, I perceive it as an organ.

Man or Cyborg: Does Google Glass Mark the End of True Humanity?

Cassie Goldring | Posted 09.21.2013 | Technology
Cassie Goldring

Google Glass exemplifies how our present technological climate has enabled us to not only extend our physical selves, but our mental ones as well.

Remembering the Human: E-lit and the Art of Memory

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.15.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Christine Wilks's literary games harness the bodies of players to create poetic meditations on virtual and embodied forms of existence and memory. Coming from a background in film, she transitioned to digital writing, and is one of several e-lit creators who writes her own code.

Roaches, Mosquitoes and Birds: The Coming Micro-Drone Revolution

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

America will never be a "no drone zone." There was a small glimmer of hope that these aerial threats to privacy would not come home to roost, but that all ended when Barack Obama took office and made drones the cornerstone of his war efforts.

Tragedy, Guns, Games and the Deadly Art of Illusion

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Since so much has been written recently about mental illness and access to guns, it's not a stretch to flip this argument around to include unrestrained force by a governmental body against someone who is dealing with depression.

The One Rule Of Electronic Communication

Carla Naumburg | Posted 03.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Carla Naumburg

Just as there are choices we can make to improve the nature and outcome of face-to-face communication, there are also things we can do to decrease the likelihood of problems over email, texting, and social networking.

In Case You Missed It: I Am One with Social Media

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Like pen pals, landlines and citizen band radio before, cyberculture is about navigating social spaces through use of new tools.

We Aren't All Cyborgs... Yet

Greg Gage | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Greg Gage

2012-12-27-ambercasepullIt is clear that some advances in medical technologies fit the definition of a cyborg. But can the cyborg definition of "a symbiotic fusion of human and machine," be broadly applied to all of us?

The Military's New Mind-Reading Binoculars Are Scary-Efficient

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology

Remember Tony Stark's augmented reality lenses from the Iron Man movies -- the ones that separated civilians from hostiles, so the Iron Man knew whom ...

From Dildos To Cyborgs: The History Of Human Enhancement In Pictures

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home

What does it mean that there are over 5,000 cosmetic surgeons in the United States when there are acute shortages of primary care physicians? What...

L(ol)O(mg)V(gl)E(ml)

Zach Puchtel | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home
Zach Puchtel

If you're having trouble deciphering the title of this blog, you may want to freshen up your online lingo. Grammar as we once knew it is being replaced by acronyms, a far cry from the origins of online communication. What's next? You guessed it, cyborg relationships.

The Future Is No Place for Fear

Zach Puchtel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Technology
Zach Puchtel

"Futurists" have been trying to educate the masses for years, with undeniable evidence that computers will, in the foreseeable future, develop a consciousness much like ours.

Texting While Driving Is a Reality of "Cyborg Living"

Beckley Mason | Posted 03.07.2012 | San Francisco
Beckley Mason

We used to use things like hammers or cars to augment our physical abilities. But computers and phones augment our mental capabilities by allowing us to store and access information outside of our brains.

The 13 Most Famous Robots From Film (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The new Android phones are testing well with critics. Some of the slogans are pretty catchy, too: the Motorola Droid tagline reads, "In a world of 'do...

Robots 'Will Demand Rights'

Telegraph | Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Society must decide if it is willing to accept relationships between humans and robots before the machines become so sophisticated they start demandin...