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Sep 23 2011   3:22PM GMT

The Cyborgs Have Arrived

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

What would you say if I told you that cyborgs live among us today, perhaps maybe even in your own town? At first you may put this off as some conspiracy theory or just another crack pot idea, but it’s true! To understand why this is true, you need to look no further than at the definition of Cyborg -“A human who has certain physiological processes aided or controlled by mechanical or electronic devices.” Based on this definition anyone with a pace maker may fit into this category. However, that is not what I am talking about. I am talking about people that have cyborg arms, legs, and even eyes.

It is really just the next step in prosthetic. The advances in these devices really is amazing. Recently a video game was released called Deus Ex. It is a game about a man that has been mechanically augmented and now has super human abilities. The reason this is interesting is that the makers of the game had film maker Rob Spence create a short documentary about the future of prosthesis. What makes this even more interesting is that Rob has one eye that has been replaced with a camera and some of the documentary is recorded using this camera. Check out the video below to see the advances that are currently underway. At one point in the documentary a very interesting and somewhat disturbing question is asked, “Do you ever think there will come a time when people choose to replace perfectly good limbs with mechanical replacements?” Before you answer that go ahead and watch the video.

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