In many ways, the human race has advanced radically in a very short period of time. People born with missing limbs can now live full and “normal” lives, as can those who have suffered injuries and amputations. This is a far cry from the days when an amputated leg meant either life with a […]
Posts Tagged: Cyborgs
Even today’s young people have heard of Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man, and his girlfriend, The Bionic Woman. After separate accidents, each of them was surgically repaired and enhanced by the government and they became secret agents. Steve Austin could run 60 miles per hour, had arms with the power of a […]
The recently released Deus Ex: Human Revolution video game is raising some very interesting questions regarding Cyborgs, bionic implants (or augmentations as they are referred to in the game). The documentary below explores the similarities between the fictitious augmentations and the current state of the art in bionic technology. Not only does this 12 minutes documentary feature some of the most advanced cyborgs out there, it is presented by a […]
It is not very often that we get to showcase (non robotic) Hollywood celebrity pictures. Today we are lucky, a contest from Worth100.com resulted in transforming many famous actors and singers into cyborgs. See the pictures below for some Photoshop pleasure. Via Vincentabry.com
The trailer for the upcoming movie Transcendent Man has been out for some time and it has now been confirmed that the long awaited film will be released early next year (2011). Transcendent Man introduces the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, the renowned futurist who journeys the world offering his vision of a future in which […]
Smithsonian Museum curator Roger Launius among other scientist and historians, argue that humans will eventually need to colonize other planets in order to prevent extinction from a massive catastrophe, and since the Earth resources is likely not going to be sufficient for our increasing needs. According to Lanius, in order to adapt to the harsh conditions of life in other planets, humans will most likely need […]
Sci-Fi blog io9 has put together an epic list of pop-culture Cyborgs through the ages. Explore the evolution of the cinema cyborg from the pre-60’s to present day. Who’s your favorite? My vote is with Summer Glau as Cameron, but I’m still pretty bitter over Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles getting canceled.