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Understanding our Cyborg lives, redescribing our reality
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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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Transfer Data Through The Human Body To Your Devices

Transfer Data Through The Human Body To Your Devices | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Ericsson aims to turn our anatomy into a USB key -- a bridge between gadgets with its 'Connected Me' technology.

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Yale-led team developing social robots

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Within five years, Yale designed robots may be helping teach children.

 

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Is the Objectification Of Others Driven By An Honorable Motive?

Is the Objectification Of Others Driven By An Honorable Motive? | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

A group of researchers from the University of Kansas has now put forth a new explanation, termed “Subjective Uncertainty Theory” (SUT). The basic idea in its super-simplified form is that we’re occasionally so afraid of realizing we can’t understand a person’s complexities, we just pretend those complexities don’t exist and instead focus on their concrete traits (e.g. appearance, professional duties, IQ, etc.)


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Bio-Armor: Printing Protective Plates From Patterns In Nature

Bio-Armor: Printing Protective Plates From Patterns In Nature | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Neri Oxman, the director of the Mediated Matter research group at the MIT Media Lab, designs skins and body armors inspired by human tissue. “Most patterns in nature—whether scales or spiderwebs—have some kind of logic that can be computationally modeled,” she says.


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Using virtual worlds to 'soft control' people's movements in the real one

Using virtual worlds to 'soft control' people's movements in the real one | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Computer science researchers at Northwestern University have developed a way to exert limited control on how people move, pushing them out of their regular travel patterns. The key: tapping into some of their cell phone applications.

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