Archive for the ‘cyborgs’ category: Page 109

Dec 17, 2015

Bionic eye will send images direct to the brain to restore sight

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, neuroscience, transhumanism

A blind Australian is to have their vision restored with bionic eyes that send images straight into the brain using smart glasses and brain implants.

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Dec 11, 2015

University hospital performs first bionic eye transplant in Colorado

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

The UCHealth Eye Center implants first bionic eye in a Colorado resident.

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Dec 8, 2015

Transhumanism Solving Violence and Improving the Human Condition: IQ, EQi, and Intelligence Upgrades

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, computing, cyborgs, life extension, neuroscience, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Can we end violence? Can we create greater emotional well being and intellectual equality for the greater well being of humanity? Will we be able to keep up with machines? How can we augment our intelligence? Could we cure mental illness? After advancements in aging the next major area of research from a standpoint of eliminating personal and global suffering would be upgrades in intelligence. Transhumanist values at their core want to eliminate suffering and existential risk to people’s lives. With well founded logic, these goals are not completely out of reach, it is possible but as usual, we will have to take the complex issue from many angles and from the standpoint of a systems engineer, but let’s look at some fun stuff before we get into the heavy stuff.

The Benefits of Intelligence Upgrades

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Dec 8, 2015

Cyborg Future: Engineers Build a Chip That Is Part Biological and Part Synthetic

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs

Researchers just unveil the first biologically powered ‘chimera’ computer.

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Nov 30, 2015

Meet Zoltan, the presidential candidate who drives a coffin

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, economics, geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

Excited to have a full feature on the BBC homepage on transhumanism and my growing presidential campaign. Transhumanist Party, speech at the World Bank, Immortality Bus, and universal basic income issues discussed:

Not many politicians running for the White House promise to end death. But not many politicians are Zoltan Istvan. Tim Maughan meets a man travelling America in a giant coffin-shaped bus to make his point.

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Nov 27, 2015

Researchers Working on Technology to Bring Dead Back to Life

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

Humai, a technology company based in Los Angeles, says that it is working on a project known as “Atom & Eve” that would let human consciousness be transferred to an artificial body after their death.

Artificial intelligence, the most important and major discovery of science will be one of the most helpful things in the whole project. The Humai have already started working on human rebirth using artificial intelligence.

The three technologies collectively used by the tech giant company are “Nanotechnology, bionics & artificial intelligence”. The company is expecting the whole system to be ready in 3 decades and, of course, this type of work requires this much time.

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Nov 24, 2015

Circuit Board Tattoos That Actually Work Will Bring Your Cyborg Fantasies To Life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

There’s a common misconception that tattoos are only a way to express your individuality (just like everyone else does), or only serve as loving tributes to moms. But they have practical medical applications too, especially now that circuit board temporary tattoos exist.

Developed by Chaotic Moon Studios, which describes itself as a “creative technology studio,” these Tech Tats use conductive inks (in lieu of actual tattoo inks) that only sit on the surface of the skin so they’re not permanent. After all, given the speed at which technology evolves, the last thing you want is a permanent circuit board tattoo on your arm that’s outdated within a year.

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Nov 24, 2015

Hacking the Brain — Restoring Lost Abilities With the Latest Neurotechnologies

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, genetics, nanotechnology, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil’s wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world.

Let’s talk about what’s happening today.

Over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of research: neuroprosthetics, brain-computer interfaces and optogenetics.

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Nov 23, 2015

Get ready for CYBERPLANTS: Roses that can change colour

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Researchers in Sweden have developed fully functional cyberplants, living plants which are engineered to host analog and digital electronic circuits, and the leaves can change colors. Using the vascular system of living roses, which distributes water and nutrients, the researchers were able to build key components of electronic circuits inside of the plants.

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Nov 22, 2015

Deus Ex: The Eyeborg Documentary

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

Interesting look at the future of human augmentation.

To celebrate the launch of critically acclaimed video game DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, Square Enix has commissioned filmmaker Rob Spence aka Eyeborg (a self proclaimed cyborg who lost an eye replaced it with a wireless video camera) to investigate prosthetics, cybernetics and human augmentation.

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