L’environnement informatique et technologique détermine aujourd’hui notre vie tout autant que le fait notre code génétique. Nous abordons une ère où s’enchevêtreront la technologie et l’être vivant, où le corps existera en partie à l’extérieur du monde biologique et dépendra de moins en moins de l’écosystème organique.
Historians place the beginning of culture about 10,000 years ago, when our early ancestors abandoned hunter-gathering in favor of settling into communities, cultivating crops, and domesticating live stock.
by David A. Kekich Dear Future Centenarian, In case you missed it, CNN’s “Inside Man” documentary series ran a segment Sunday evening titled “The Future.” And the “future” topic for this show was nothing less than extreme life extension. this essay first appeared at http://www.fightaging.org You might know of host Morgan Spurlock. He shot to fame by gorging himself on McDonald’s three times a day to see what happens if…
Professor Bererger (USC) is a bio medical engineer and a developer of neuro prosthesis technology.
First to replace the function of a hippocampus in a rat brain with a chip. Develops “neuron–silicon interface” technology using silicon-based, multisite electrode arrays and tissue culture methods for implantation of hardware models into the brain to replace damaged or dysfunctional nerve tissue.
An ultrathin light detector that can sense wavelengths our eyes can't see has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens, its University of Michigan developers say. Heat or thermal vision, one variety of night vision, illuminates the heat being emitted by animals, humans, cars, electronic devices and more.
If we extended our lives by 200 years, or if we succeeded in uploading our minds to an artificial substrate, would we undermine our sense of personal identity? If so, would it be wiser to avoid such radical forms of enhancement? These are the questions posed in chapter 4 of Nicholas Agar’s book Truly Human Enhancement. Over the next two posts I’ll take a look at Agar’s answers. This is all part of my ongoing series of reflections on Agar’s book.
BOSTON – One by one survivors who lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombings crossed the finish line in Saturday's tribute run. Heather Abbott on a running blade. Celeste Corcoran with two prosthetic legs.
Your measured brain signals can reveal whether you are thinking about an animal or a tool. That's what neuroscientist Irina Simanova discovered during her PhD at Radboud University, where she investigated the conceptual representation of words and objects in the human brain. This knowledge is useful ...