articles tagged: cyborg
behold the (terrifyingly badly designed) cyborg of the 1960s
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behold the (terrifyingly badly designed) cyborg of the 1960s

Humans have been thinking about modifying themselves to survive the rigors of space flight for a long time now. Thankfully, out ideas for how to do it have vastly improved.

if you can’t beat artificial intelligence, maybe you can join it
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if you can’t beat artificial intelligence, maybe you can join it

Elon Musk's startup is raising money to protect humanity from runaway adoption of artificial intelligence by merging our minds with machines. Here's how it could succeed.

how to telepathically finish each other’s… sandwiches?
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how to telepathically finish each other’s… sandwiches?

An experiment to enable humans to exchange thoughts is very underwhelming when you look at the details. But that’s only because it barely scratched the surface of what’s possible...

wiring your brain the painless and easy way
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wiring your brain the painless and easy way

Researchers test a neural mesh that envelops the brain in electrodes without invasive, complex surgery in an exciting step forward in human-machine interfaces.

how to weave machinery into biology
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how to weave machinery into biology

A new experiment is trying to marry the best of health monitoring technology and organs grown from stem cells.

running for the gold at the olympics? don’t bother with legs…
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running for the gold at the olympics? don’t bother with legs…

Advanced prosthetics are making an appearance at the Olympics and showing how inhuman form can restore human function.

a peek at the shape of organs to come
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a peek at the shape of organs to come

The artificial hearts of tomorrow might replace the familiar beat of the heart with a steady hum. And millions might live longer thanks to that innovation.

how a russian media mogul pulled a kurzweil
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how a russian media mogul pulled a kurzweil

A Russian mogul's PR firm is talking to bloggers about his plan to fast-track The Singularity.

moving one inch closer to real world wetware
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moving one inch closer to real world wetware

A new technology to tap into individual neurons offers amazing possibilities for prosthetics and intricate implants.

reaching for transhumanism in comic books
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reaching for transhumanism in comic books

Transhumanism is a common theme in comic books. But which one of the scenarios they present has the most scientific merit?

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