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Cyborg Lives
Understanding our Cyborg lives, redescribing our reality
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Robot sewing machines could make 'made in China' obsolete

Robot sewing machines could make 'made in China' obsolete | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Sweatshops filled with robots could bring manufacturing of smartphones, computers and TVs to the United States, as well.
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Swiss newspaper prints its entire front page in binary to celebrate going fully digital

Swiss newspaper prints its entire front page in binary to celebrate going fully digital | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
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Unique clinic helps amputee athletes push physical boundaries (6/7/2012)

Unique clinic helps amputee athletes push physical boundaries (6/7/2012) | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A diverse group of young athletes came together recently for a common purpose: to participate in UCSF's Amputee Comprehensive Training program at the Orthopaedic Institute, where they pushed themselves further than they had ever imagined possible.
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The Puzzle of Personhood-Who and what we consider a person has been evolving for as long as humankind has recognized the concept.

The Puzzle of Personhood-Who and what we consider a person has been evolving for as long as humankind has recognized the concept. | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Ethically speaking, I’m waiting for B1-66ER or the hot humanlike cylons of Battlestar Galactica to show up and make a claim for personhood.
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The Cognitive Systems Era -Join IBM's Dharmendra Modha - Manager, Cognitive Computing Systems.

Join IBM's Dharmendra Modha - Manager, Cognitive Computing Systems and Master Inventor - as he offers a glimpse of IBM Research's efforts to help shape the n...
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The video games you play with your mind

The video games you play with your mind | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Companies like NeuroSky Inc., and Emotiv Systems are developing consumer-grade headsets that read the brain's electrical signals to control onscreen action...
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Ubi turns any wall into a touchscreen using Microsoft’s Kinect | Ars Technica

Ubi turns any wall into a touchscreen using Microsoft’s Kinect | Ars Technica | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
The company, called Ubi Interactive, won $20,000 from Microsoft for its system.
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Ouch! podcast: Is a disabled cyborg the future of elite sport ...

Ouch! podcast: Is a disabled cyborg the future of elite sport ... | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

She became very interested in genetic and bio-engineering of humans as a species – even the idea of a 'cyborg'. In this guest post for Ouch!, Kaite O'Reilly looks at how this emerging science could influence the possible ...


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Robots and Avatars - Our Colleagues and Playmates of the Future

Robots and Avatars - Our Colleagues and Playmates of the Future | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
This innovative project explores how young people will work and play with new representational forms of themselves and others in virtual and physical life in the next 10-15 years.

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Diablo 3: A virtual world of money

Diablo 3: A virtual world of money | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
if you want to earn some extra cash, then there are few more satisfying - and addictive - ways than "mining gold" in a make-believe world, says Tom Chatfield.
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I think the robot is listening to us..... - Atomic Robotics

I think the robot is listening to us..... - Atomic Robotics | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
New intelligent algorithms could help robots to quickly recognize and respond to human gestures. Researchers at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore have created a computer program which recognizes ...
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Wearable Tech: Welcome to the Future of Fashion

Wearable Tech: Welcome to the Future of Fashion | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
The latest in wearable technology gives "hands-free gadget" a whole new meaning.
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Machine Beauty and Our Bionic Future

Machine Beauty and Our Bionic Future | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Welcome to the brave new world of Machine Beauty, where our new willingness to replace our limbs with superior prosthetic devices hints at our technological future as a species. Maybe futurist Ray Kurzweil was right after all when he predicted the merging of man and machine within our lifetime as part of the great Singularity.


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When fashion meets technology

When fashion meets technology | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A look at fashion innovations including grow-your-own clothes, virtual mirror reflections and a digital library of fabric.
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Tiny Robots Mend Broken Hearts - Technology Review

Tiny Robots Mend Broken Hearts - Technology Review | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Millimeter-scale devices could give surgeons the ability to operate on beating hearts.
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Why every government should keep an empty seat for a philosopher king

Why every government should keep an empty seat for a philosopher king | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Mark Kingwell: The Big Ideas: Plato was right: the ideal society needs truth-seekers as rulers – but with a twist...

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The Biometric Wallet - Palm vein scanners could eventually replace your wallet with your hand-IEEE Spectrum

The Biometric Wallet - Palm vein scanners could eventually replace your wallet with your hand-IEEE Spectrum | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Palm vein scanners could eventually replace your wallet with your hand...
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Smart Bionic Limbs are Reengineering the Human

Smart Bionic Limbs are Reengineering the Human | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Forget prostheses that merely resemble a human limb. Scientists are building bionic limbs with machines intelligence that can sense their environment and predict a user's intentions. Smart robotics will enhance the powers of the able-bodied, too.
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The Sound of Color | The Scientist

The Sound of Color | The Scientist | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

ORANGE TONES: Neil Harbisson wearing his “eyeborg,” a device that converts light waves into vibrations that lend a touch of color to his world

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Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human | Video on TED.com

TED Talks The more that robots ingrain themselves into our everyday lives, the more we're forced to examine ourselves as people. At TEDxBerkeley, Ken Goldberg shares four very human lessons that he's learned from working with robots.
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Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body? | Video on TED.com

TED Talks TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect -- she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies.
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Brussels wants e-identities for EU citizens | KurzweilAI

Brussels wants e-identities for EU citizens | KurzweilAI | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
The European Commission plans legislation that would make electronic IDs compulsory.for all Europeans.

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A New Privacy pt. I: Distributed Agency & the Myth of Autonomy » Cyborgology

A New Privacy pt. I: Distributed Agency & the Myth of Autonomy » Cyborgology | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A New Privacy pt.I: Distributed Agency & the Myth of Autonomy...
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