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May 18, 2018

Florida man tests world’s first fully mind-controlled artificial arm

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, education, habitats

He now officially owns them! #CyborgsRule

— Johnny Metheny sits at an electric piano in his Port Richey home self-teaching himself the song Amazing Grace. Johnny’s never played before, but he’s determined to master the song. He plays through fairly well with his right hand.

“That side I got down pretty good,” said Metheny.

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May 13, 2018

Mark O’Connell: five books to understand transhumanism

Posted by in categories: biological, cyborgs, life extension, transhumanism

As humans, we are defined by, among other things, our desire to transcend our humanity. Mythology, religion, fiction and science offer different versions of this dream. Transhumanism – a social movement predicated on the belief that we can and should leave behind our biological condition by merging with technology – is a kind of feverish amalgamation of all four. Though it’s oriented toward the future, and is fuelled by excitable speculation about the implications of the latest science and technology, its roots can be glimpsed in ancient stories like that of the Sumerian king Gilgamesh and his quest for immortality.

Will humans ever conquer mortality by merging with technology? The 2018 Wellcome prize winner shares his favourite books on transhumanism, from a cyborg manifesto to a Don DeLillo novel.

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May 10, 2018

China’s working on the next generation of military exoskeleton. Here’s what it can do

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, military

China’s defense contractors are entering the field in a major way. Here’s the next generation of military exoskeletons.

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May 4, 2018

Transhumanists’ Posthuman Plan

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, genetics, robotics/AI, transhumanism


Cyborgs, chimera, body modifications, genetic modification, AI & transhumanism Is there a posthuman future? Will it be the end of humanity? Steve Quayle & Tim Alberino join David Knight to survey the dark side of tech & the new NWO religion. More From The Author: Whites.

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May 2, 2018

Father Creates Bionic Organ for Son

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, transhumanism

A father’s quest to help his son with diabetes led him to develop an artificial pancreas that could change the lives of millions of people who suffer from the disease. (via Freethink)

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May 1, 2018

Meet the World’s First Bionic Drummer

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

This musician lost his arm to an electrical transformer. Now he’s become the world’s first bionic drummer.

Via Superhuman

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Apr 30, 2018

Quick Hits: Artificial Athletes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, mobile phones, transhumanism

My #transhumanism work in this fun new article on future of sports:

Can bionic limbs and implanted technology make you faster and stronger? Meet biohackers working on the frontier.

Zoltan Istvan has achieved every runner’s fantasy: the ability to run without the hassle of carrying his keys. Thanks to a tiny chip implanted in his hand, Istvan doesn’t have to tie a key onto his laces, tuck it under a rock in the front yard, or find shorts with little zipper pockets built in. Just a wave of the microchip implanted in his hand will unlock the door of his home. The chip doesn’t yet negate the need for a Fitbit, a phone, or a pair of earbuds on long runs, but Istvan says it’s only a matter of time.

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Apr 29, 2018

Prosthetic Memory System Successful in Humans, Study Finds

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, engineering, neuroscience

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California (USC) have demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a person’s own memory patterns to facilitate the brain’s ability to encode and recall memory.

In the pilot study, published in today’s Journal of Neural Engineering, participants’ short-term memory performance showed a 35 to 37 percent improvement over baseline measurements. The research was funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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Apr 29, 2018

I Spent a Weekend With Cyborgs, and Now I Have an RFID Implant I Have No Idea What to Do With

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

Jeffrey Tibbetts prepped for implantation and scrubbed in, methodically sudsing up to his elbows, scraping the dirt from under his fingernails and scouring his hands with a rough brush to render his body sterile before donning a pair of beige latex surgical gloves.

Behind him, a twentysomething tea barista in a black baseball cap waited pensively, his left ring finger exposed from under a surgical drape, a tourniquet wrapped tightly around it. For months, an implanted magnet had been uncomfortably bulging out of the side of Zac Shannon’s finger. Tibbetts picked up a scalpel and began cutting, gently scraping away at the flesh until the incision was deep enough to expose the magnet. With the very steady hands of a practiced surgeon, he pulled out the tiny hunk of metal.

Tibbetts plopped another magnet into the finger, sutured it shut, and removed the tourniquet. The small wound began to gush blood.

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Apr 28, 2018

Transparent eel-like soft robot can swim silently underwater

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, drones, robotics/AI, satellites, solar power, sustainability

Apparently needs a lot of work before it can actually operate like a eel/snake. But, i’d wrap this up in skin so it could look like a snake/eel. Give it solar power skin so it could recharge its own batteries; maybe try to use that system that was supposed to be able to eat organic matter to convert into power. Then, put a bunch of sensors on it, and HD cameras for eyes, and rig it so it could transmit to satellites. And you have a pretty impressive drone that can operate in any body of water and on land close to water.

An innovative, eel-like robot developed by engineers and marine biologists at the University of California can swim silently in salt water without an electric motor. Instead, the robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself. The foot-long robot, which is connected to an electronics board that remains on the surface, is also virtually transparent.

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