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The Six Million Dollar Man May Be Closer To Reality Than You Think | #cyborgs #biohackers

The Six Million Dollar Man May Be Closer To Reality Than You Think | #cyborgs #biohackers | Cyborgs_Transhumanism |
In The Future of Wearable Tech, iQ by Intel and PSFK Labs explore the evolving form and function of our … Continued

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Despite the advent of wearable technologies, the thought of humans becoming part machine remains in the realm of science fiction. But we might be farther along in this process than you’d expect, especially after digging deeper into the concept that many are calling “Augmented Sensory Perception,” where technology is not just biometrically attuned to humans but also embedded in their bodies.

Since the 1980s, Steven Mann, often referred to as the father of wearable computing, has been tinkering with the concept of cyborgs and the idea of “humanistic intelligence.” The theory goes that by including humans in the feedback loop of the computational process, the technology and the individual become inextricably intertwined.  You can see this idea emerging at the fringes of wearable technology, where developers are viewing the limits of human ability as a starting place. This is entry point could lead to devices that extend our own physical capacities. 

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#Biohackers: A journey into #cyborg America

The Verge's Ben Popper explores the world of biohacking, where DIY cyborgs are pushing the bleeding edge of human enhancement. From basement labs to piercing...
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'Biohacker' Implants Massive Computer Chip In Forearm I #cyborgs #transhumanism

'Biohacker' Implants Massive Computer Chip In Forearm I #cyborgs #transhumanism | Cyborgs_Transhumanism |
Bbiohacker & transhumanist Tim Cannon may be the first human to implant a computer chip capable of transmitting biometrical data to an android device.
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During the Global Futures 2045 International Congress in New York last June, Kurzweil laid out his predictions of the march towards singularity in detail.


“We’re going to become increasingly non-biological to the point where the non-biological part dominates and the biological part is not important any more. In fact the non-biological part – the machine part – will be so powerful it can completely model and understand the biological part,” Kurzweil said. “So even if that biological part went away it wouldn’t make any difference.”


While the push towards immortality is praised by some, many see a much darker outcome, with such future technologies controlled by a wealthy few as average humans become increasingly irrelevant to the “transhumanist utopia.”


“While everyone would welcome some of the technological advancements predicted by Kurzweil, most notably the virtual elimination of all diseases, his fixation with cheating death by achieving technological singularity has several dark spiritual and practical overtones that have not been properly debated,” Infowars writer Paul Joseph Watson notes. “Moral considerations are once again being cast aside in the feverish pursuit of technological progress at all costs.”


The U.S. government now plans to spend $70 million over the next five years to fund the Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies project, a surgically implanted brain pacemaker that will monitor the mental health and brainwaves of soldiers and veterans in real time.

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#Biohackers And DIY #Cyborgs Clone Silicon Valley Innovation

#Biohackers And DIY #Cyborgs Clone Silicon Valley Innovation | Cyborgs_Transhumanism |

A new breed of hobbyists, scientists, and entrepreneurs are working on echolocation implants, brain-controlled software programs, and even cybernetic rats. Their experiments will change the future of tech.

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Arjen ten Have's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:37 AM

I am not easily scared but the combination of biocomputation and genomics in the hands of laymen? A lot of good will come from it but it also possible that simply due to ignorance, monsters will be created. Or am I just another scientist getting old and wary?