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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

How We’ll Eventually Control Everything With Our Minds

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, neuroscience

Brain-controlled computers are currently helping paralyzed patients, but one day they might be used to control everything around you.

The ability to control the world around you with only your mind has been a feature of some of the best science fiction stories ever written, but even today the idea sounds pretty futuristic. Still, neuroscientists around the world are hard at work trying to figure out how to make a digital interface for the brain and in recent years have made remarkable strides toward this goal. Although this technology is still in its infancy, it’s not quite as hard to imagine abandoning touch screens for mind control anymore.

For the most part, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are currently being created only for people who have suffered debilitating injuries that left them partially or completely paralyzed.

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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

Brain-Machine Interface Isn’t Sci-Fi Anymore

Posted by in category: neuroscience

This startup has built a brain-machine interface that enables mind control of machines—no implants required.

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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

New Drug Slows Down Heart Disease Progression

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

PCSK9 inhibitors, a new type of therapy, has arrived and appear to be an effective therapy for lowering LDL cholesterol to a level that exceeds the current standard of care.

Recently, the results from a clinical trial at Brigham and Women’s Hospital showed that the drug evolocumab, when combined with statins, significantly and safely reduced the risk of cardiovascular events.

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Sep 14, 2017

Researchers Discover Key To Aging In Our Epigenome

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Cover Photo: Getty Images.

Imagine that human aging is governed by an internal biological clock, controlled by specific genes. If scientists could identify the specific genes that control the clock, they could develop drugs therapy that stops aging in its tracks. Perhaps even reverse it.

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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 14, 2017

Tempus fugit

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A super-short and to-the-point introduction to Rejuvenaction, ageing, and rejuvenation which I wrote on l4t.


You might have noticed I have sometimes mentioned ‘Rejuvenaction’ in passing in other posts on l4t, but never really went too much into detail as to what Rejuvenaction even is. I was hoping to trigger curiosity in the few readers l4t has had thus far (this is what I get for posting once in a blue moon), but I think it is high time to formally introduce l4t’s older brother.

Simply put, Rejuvenaction is an advocacy blog meant to spread awareness about the problem of human ageing and what could be done to bring about the end of this problem within a few decades.

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