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Sep 21, 2017

Mum begged doc to ‘chip’ daughter in case ‘radical’ dad takes her to Syria

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

Transhumanism discussion of using implants in children is in The Sun today, one of UK’s largest sites/papers.


A DOCTOR known as a “human cyborg” has revealed parents are bombarding him with requests to implant chips into their children.

Dr Patrick Kramer, who work under the job title of “chief cyborg officer”, receives harrowing messages from parents desperate for him to implant tracking chips under their children’s skin.

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Sep 18, 2017

I Tried Direct Neurofeedback and the Results Surprised Me

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

My new story for my #transhumanism column at Psychology Today on Direct Neurofeedback:


Transhumanism—the movement of using science and technology to improve the human being—covers many different fields of research. There are exoskeleton suits to help the disabled; there are stem cell treatments to cure disease; there are robots and AI to perform human chores. The field is wide open and booming as humanity uses more and more tech in its world.

It’s not that often I get to participate directly in these radical technologies, but I did so recently when Grant Rudolph, Clinical Director at Echo Rock Neurotherapy in Mill Valley, California invited me to try his Direct Neurofeedback techniques. Via his computer and EEG wire hookups, Mr. Rudolph echoed my brainwave information back into my head at an imperceptible level. I did two sessions of Direct Neurofeedback.

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Sep 14, 2017

Strathspey Crown LLC : Announces Issuance of US Patent of the First Implantable Intraocular Lens (IOL) with a Video Camera and Wireless Transmission Capability

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, internet, mobile phones, neuroscience, wearables

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Strathspey Crown LLC, a lifestyle healthcare company focused in ophthalmology, medical aesthetic and elective technologies and procedures, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,662,199 covering an implantable intraocular lens with an optic (including accommodating, multifocal and phakic configurations), a camera and an LED display, and a communications module that wirelessly transmit and receive information from an external device (e.g. PDA).

Robert Edward Grant, Founder and Chairman of Strathspey Crown LLC commented, “Video cameras are now a standard feature of smart phone technology and wearable cameras have become popularized by companies like Google and Snap in recent years. This patent represents a significant step forward in the rapidly growing sector of human cyborg technology. The eye, as a transparent medium for light, is ideal for advanced and rechargeable implantables that enable video capture of all of life’s experiences. Our broader vision is to develop ground-breaking medical-grade ocular smart implantables that integrate cellular, WIFI and 802.11 transmissions in an elegant cognitive interface that we believe will enhance human intelligence, augment perceived reality, and digitally capture experiences and individual memories. We look forward to several continuations and expansions on this important intellectual property portfolio.”

Grant further commented, “Although Samsung, Sony and Google have all recently filed patent applications related to the same field, Strathspey Crown is thus far the only company to hold an issued patent in this promising ocular smart implant category. Our first camera-integrated acrylic IOLs will be completed in 2018, upon which we plan to pursue an FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) and subsequent Pre-Market Approval (PMA) and related clinical trial.”

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Sep 14, 2017

A new kind of artificial skin allows robot hands to feel the world

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI

A system that lets robots sense the difference between hot and cold has been developed.

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Sep 14, 2017

There’s a $100 Million Plan to Make a Synthetic Spinal Cord to End Paralysis

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

Researchers at MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics are engaged in a $100 million, five-year project with a goal to end disability worldwide.

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Sep 14, 2017

Could we soon ‘upgrade’ our bodies? Extreme bionics will create modular superhumans

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics it trying to eliminate human disabilities and push us beyond the limits of our own bodies.

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Sep 14, 2017

There’s no need to fear a robot taking your job – not if you become one yourself

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, life extension, robotics/AI, transhumanism

A new article recently out discussing issues of #transhumanism:


Hello reader, are you trans? Transhuman, that is.

Probably not, but one day you might be – or, failing that, your kids or grandkids. In what is very much a ‘guest’ piece for the American Conservative, Zoltan Istvan – the Libertarian candidate for Governor of California – explains his transhumanist vision:

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Sep 11, 2017

This technology lets a double amputee control his prosthetics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

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Sep 11, 2017

Human-machine interfaces give us new tools to recover and expand human capabilities

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Sep 11, 2017

Transhumanism Is the Next Step in Human Evolution

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

From robotic replacement limbs to bionic eyes, the next step in human evolution might involve augmenting our bodies with a variety of new technology.

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