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  • Business Meet Japan's Cyborg Cockroach, Coming to Disaster Area Near You

    09/21/2022 3:40:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    If an earthquake strikes in the not too distant future and survivors are trapped under tonnes of rubble, the first responders to locate them could be swarms of cyborg cockroaches. That's a potential application of a recent breakthrough by Japanese researchers who demonstrated the ability to mount "backpacks" of solar cells and electronics on the bugs and control their motion by remote control. Kenjiro Fukuda and his team at the Thin-Film Device Laboratory at Japanese research giant Riken developed a flexible solar cell film that's 4 microns thick, about 1/25 the width of a human hair, and can fit on...
  • Human Cyborgs are Just the Beginning.

    09/15/2022 2:26:36 AM PDT · by iontheball · 13 replies
    Dr. Malone substack.com ^ | September 14, 2022 | Dr. Robert Malone
    Ever since I wrote the substack article on human augmentation and the UK Ministry of Defence and the German Military Complex , discussing that these two organizations advocate for human augmentation in a report entitled "Human Augmentation – The Dawn of a New Paradigm", I have been wondering if the US government, that is to say the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the Administrative State which controls it, has developed similar plans. This week I did a little research starting with the key words - “human augmentation” and “DoD” and there “it” is. The “it” being the strategy playbook...
  • The Six Million Dollar Man

    09/10/2022 11:16:38 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 55 replies
    IMDB ^ | 1974 | IMDB
    After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear-powered bionic limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent.
  • Scientists Have Developed 'Living' Skin For Robots, And It's Quite Something

    From Talos, the giant bronze automaton who guarded the princess Europa in ancient Greek myths, to Cylons and Terminators, the idea of artificial humans has both fascinated and creeped us out for centuries. Now, we're closer than ever to making a robot look remarkably like a human, with the development of living robot skin. This icky-looking substance is water repellent, self healing, and has a texture just like our own skin. Because it's actually made of human skin cells. "I think living skin is the ultimate solution to give robots the look and touch of living creatures since it is...
  • Scientists Created a Cyborg Fish Powered by Beating Human Heart Cells

    02/12/2022 5:15:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Andrew Liszewski
    It’s able to swim through the water like a real fish can, but without any intelligence guiding its path. That wasn’t why the tiny fish automaton was created, however. Instead, researchers at Harvard and Emory University are using it as the groundwork towards growing organic artificial hearts one day. The fish’s design features a flexible tail that’s covered in a layer of heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes derived from stem cells) on each side. When the cells on one side contract, it pulls the tail in that direction, and when the cells on the other side contract, it pulls the tail...
  • The Age Of Mind-Control And The Cyborg

    05/19/2021 1:00:14 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 1 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 05/14/2021 | Barbara Pfeffer Billauer
    A cyborg is generally defined as a human-machine interface contrivance. Several cyborgs have been registered to date, and a cyborg foundation, dedicated to recognizing and securing the rights of these human-machine chimeras has been established. While this technology has been on the drawing board for some years, what’s new and different is the rapid developments of brain-controlled devices using BCI (Brain-Computer Interface) technology. Coupling BCI with older human-enhancing devices, we are well on our way to an unexplored universe, legally and ethically speaking. This essay will review the current state of the art – a future article will explore the...
  • Loyal Wingman combat drone taxis for the first time

    10/23/2020 11:59:44 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    https://newatlas.com ^ | October 21, 2020 | By David Szondy
    Boeing's Loyal Wingman combat drone has taxied under its own power for the first time, carrying out several ground maneuvers at speeds of up to 14 knots (16 mph, 26 km/h) and stopping on command. The Loyal Wingman is being developed for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and the aircraft used in the latest test is one of three class prototypes being built under Australia's Advanced Development Program. Boeing says the low-speed taxi was carried out to verify the function and integration of drone's systems, which include steering, braking, and engine controls. When the 38-ft-long (11.7-m) drone is ready...
  • RO-BOD Your WHOLE body could be ‘replaced or upgraded’ with robot parts by 2070

    02/02/2018 6:56:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Sun ^ | February 2, 2018 | Sean Keach
    YOUR entire body could be swapped out with robot parts as soon as 2070, if a top robotics expert is to be believed. One bionics expert says that we're not far from a future where anyone can buy upgraded body parts that provide superhuman powers.
  • MSNBC Halperin: “Mueller is a Cyborg”

    08/31/2017 9:23:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today’s Morning Joe, MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin said that special counsel Robert Mueller “is a cyborg.” Joe Scarborough was so tickled by the description that he had Halperin repeat it. Calling Mueller “a relentless opponent,” Halperin said that “there is a strategy here, there’s a fearlessness, and there’s a level of coordination that makes anyone trying to help the president on this be put in a very defensive position.” View the video here.
  • The future of work is medically enhanced ‘elite super-workers,’ report says

    08/10/2017 6:23:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    The Ladders ^ | August 9, 2017 | Monica Torres
    In the future, we will be competing against medically-enhanced workers who can work longer and harder than us. Artificial intelligence will make it easier to monitor our every move in the office. This may sound like science fiction, but it’s a likely reality, according to a new report by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Cyborgs at work: employees getting implanted with microchips

    04/03/2017 7:20:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2017 | James Brooks
    The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another "cyborg" is created. What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand.
  • Super humans that are sexier, stronger and smarter will arrive by 2029 as brains [tr]

    03/16/2017 6:13:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2017 | Phoebe Weston
    Technological singularity will turn us into super humans some time in the next 12 years, according to a Google expert. This might sound like science fiction, but Google's Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil has made 147 predictions since the 1990s and has an 86 per cent success rate. Kurzweil says when we live in a cybernetic society we will have computers in our brains and machines will be smarter than human beings. He claims this is already happening with technology - especially with our addiction to our phones - and says the next step is to wire this technology into...
  • Elon Musk: Humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age

    02/13/2017 6:23:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 12, 2017 | Arjun Kharpal
    Billionaire Elon Musk is known for his futuristic ideas and his latest suggestion might just save us from being irrelevant as artificial intelligence (AI) grows more prominent. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said on Monday that humans need to merge with machines to become a sort of cyborg.
  • Cyborg Woman Can Sense the World's Earthquakes

    06/25/2016 6:28:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    sputniknews.com ^ | 05/11/2016
    "I want to perceive movement in a deeper way," said Ribas, a 30-year-old choreographer, according to Quartz. "The planet moves, constantly shaking and moving every day. I thought it would be amazing to translate the massive and natural movements of the planet in a different way." ... The abstract dancer had a small magnet implanted on the inside of her elbow. Wirelessly connected with an iPhone app that takes seismic recordings from accelerometers and seismometers stationed all over the world, Ribas, who has lived predominantly in geologically quiet regions of the planet, now feels recorded earthquakes in real time. The...
  • Remote-Controlled Insects Could Replace Drones

    03/31/2016 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Mar 2016 | Ben Kew
    Cyborg beetles could become an alternative to drones, as scientists have revealed they can remotely control insects with cybernetic implants. Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are now testing the use of real insects which they can control remotely. “Unlike man-made legged robots for which lots of tiny parts, sensors and actuators are manufactured, assembled and integrated, the insect–computer hybrid robots directly use living insects as nature’s ready-made robot platforms,” the researchers wrote in the journal Royal Society Inferface. The beetles are fitted with electrodes in specific parts of their legs, optic lobes, and flight muscles which can...
  • A New Kind of Eternal Life: The Growing Christian Transhumanism Movement [Hebrews 9]

    08/19/2015 5:56:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Outer Places ^ | 8/14/2015 | Janey Tracey
    Transhumanism, the movement which aims to use science fiction-esque methods such as brain uploading, cyborgism, and cryogenics to achieve immortality and/or a higher state of evolution, is strongly associated with atheism. Not only is there a strong emphasis on science, which is often considered to be at odds with religion to a certain extent, but this particular brand of science seems particularly opposed to the notion that God should have control over life and death. But according to transhumanist Micah Redding, there's a growing contingent of Christians in the transhumanist movement who are seeking a slightly different type of eternal...
  • 'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again

    01/09/2015 1:26:03 PM PST · by Mellonkronos · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 8, 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    [For me, these kinds of stories are inspirational and show what human beings are capable of!] Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant. In technology which could have come straight out of a science fiction novel or Hollwood movie, French scientists have created a thin prosthetic ribbon, embedded with electrodes, which lies along the spinal cord and delivers electrical impulses and drugs. The prosthetic, described by British experts as ‘quite remarkable’, is soft enough to bend with tissue surrounding the backbone to avoid discomfort....
  • ‘Bionic man’ walks, breathes with artificial parts

    10/11/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 11, 2013 3:03 PM EDT | Barbara Ortutay
    Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology. The term “bionic man” was the stuff of science fiction in the 1970s, when a popular TV show called “The Six Million Dollar Man” chronicled the adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut whose body was rebuilt using artificial parts after he nearly died. Now, a team of engineers has assembled a robot using artificial organs, limbs and other body parts that comes tantalizingly close to a true “bionic man.” For real, this time. The artificial “man” is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct....
  • (Operation Acoustic Kitty) The CIA's Secret Experiments to Turn Cats into Spies

    03/13/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 13, 2013 | Annalee Newitz
    The CIA's secret experiments to turn cats into spies Want to know what's going to happen to animals in the next century? Then you must read science journalist Emily Anthes' new book Frankenstein's Cat, about how the animals of tomorrow will be transformed by high tech implants and genetic engineering. We've got an amazing excerpt from the book -- about how the CIA tried to create cyborg cat spies. "Robo Revolution," an excerpt from Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts, by Emily Anthes In the 1960s, the Central Intelligence Agency recruited an unusual field agent: a cat....
  • Seattle dive bar becomes first to ban Google Glass

    03/11/2013 12:40:02 PM PDT · by JOAT · 14 replies
    Cnet ^ | 3-8-2013 | Casey Newton
    Owner says "it's because it's kind of a private place that people go." Will other businesses follow?Google Glass won't be available to consumers for months, but there's at least one Seattle bar where the eyewear will not be welcome. The 5 Point, a self-described dive bar in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, posted a notice to its Facebook page this week telling Glass Explorers looking to grab a pint that they will need to remove their $1,500 spectacles. The story was noted today on GeekWire. "For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses,"...