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“Neil Harbisson introduces himself as the first cyborg...

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“Neil Harbisson introduces himself as the first cyborg ever legally recognized by any Government (2004). He was born colour-blind; so he can only see in black and white (Achromatopsia disorder).

An electronic device implanted in his neck allows him to translate colours into sounds. The camera that hangs from his forehead 24/7 was accepted as part of his British passport photo. By that very fact, the camera became congenital and not prosthetic to his body anymore. Thanks to it, light frequencies are captured and translated into sound frequencies by the chip, which in turn sends them to his brain. He literally listens to colours with his electronic eye.

A standard eye perceives light, tone and saturation. Harbisson’s organic eyes perceive light, but tone is converted into sound, and saturation into volume through his third eye.”

deconcrete/////, via Warren Ellis



from The New Aesthetic http://bit.ly/wpyLAk

(Source: nanotrends)

At the intersection of Big Data and artificial intelligence computers are quickly beginning to rival the decision making power of humans. While the technology has the capacity to offer vast improvements in precision and efficiency it also raises questions about how much responsibility should be ceded to machines and what humans’ role will be in the future workplace. (via The rise of the thinking machines - E & T Magazine)

At the intersection of Big Data and artificial intelligence computers are quickly beginning to rival the decision making power of humans. While the technology has the capacity to offer vast improvements in precision and efficiency it also raises questions about how much responsibility should be ceded to machines and what humans’ role will be in the future workplace. (via The rise of the thinking machines - E & T Magazine)

transcendencemovie: Yesterday Dr. Will Caster Was Only Human – follow Transcendence on Tumblr. Special 8pm screenings Thursday, April 17, starts everywhere Friday, April 18.

transcendencemovie: Yesterday Dr. Will Caster Was Only Human – follow Transcendence on Tumblr. Special 8pm screenings Thursday, April 17, starts everywhere Friday, April 18.

The History of Prosthetics Reveals a Long Tradition of Human Cyborgs

Some great images in here.

For centuries, humans have invented ingenious devices to replace lost limbs. Here we have a gallery of some of the most cutting-edge prosthetics from years past — comparable to today’s bionic arms. What’s fascinating is that these historic devices weren’t just about limb replacement, but also enhancement.

(Source: blackiochronicles)

The Porton Man, a state of the art robotic mannequin of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. It can run, walk, sit, kneel, aim a weapon and was developed to test protective equipment for the British Military. 

The Porton Man, a state of the art robotic mannequin of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. It can run, walk, sit, kneel, aim a weapon and was developed to test protective equipment for the British Military. 

(Source: fiorenn)