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  • Move over Luke Skywalker, you might be the only Jedi with a robotic hand, but you’re not the only human.  Meet Patrick who in this video demonstrates his newly installed robotic hand, the world’s first!  This isn’t the world’s first cyborg though, in fact the first was Professor Kevin Warwick over 13 years ago.  After you watch this video read this article at Gizmodo about the world’s first cyborg who had a RFID chip installed so he could turn the lights on and off by snapping his fingers. Patrick (shown in the video below) lost the use of his hand when he was electrocuted at work.  He requested that his useless hand be amputated in order to install this new […]

    World’s first bionic hand – move over Luke Skywalker

    Move over Luke Skywalker, you might be the only Jedi with a robotic hand, but you’re not the only human.  Meet Patrick who in this video demonstrates his newly installed robotic hand, the world’s first!  This isn’t the world’s first cyborg though, in fact the first was Professor Kevin Warwick over 13 years ago.  After you watch this video read this article at Gizmodo about the world’s first cyborg who had a RFID chip installed so he could turn the lights on and off by snapping his fingers. Patrick (shown in the video below) lost the use of his hand when he was electrocuted at work.  He requested that his useless hand be amputated in order to install this new […]

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  • The union between machine and man has long been a fascination for futurists and scientists alike. With every passing decade the Transhumanists, a cultural and intellectual movement who view technology as a way to transcend the boundaries of human limits sees their goal draw nearer and nearer. Even popular entertainment is becoming aware of the entwining between machine and man. Movies such as Ghost in the Shell celebrate this union and see it as giving rise to new possibilities in the expansion of human development. Other more cautious sources such as the Star Trek series have given us the machine self in the guise of the Borg, not as a liberator of human limitations but as a yoke which sentient […]

    Cybernetic Enhancement: How close are we to a new you?

    The union between machine and man has long been a fascination for futurists and scientists alike. With every passing decade the Transhumanists, a cultural and intellectual movement who view technology as a way to transcend the boundaries of human limits sees their goal draw nearer and nearer. Even popular entertainment is becoming aware of the entwining between machine and man. Movies such as Ghost in the Shell celebrate this union and see it as giving rise to new possibilities in the expansion of human development. Other more cautious sources such as the Star Trek series have given us the machine self in the guise of the Borg, not as a liberator of human limitations but as a yoke which sentient […]

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