World's First Cyborg

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  1. Jay Taylor

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    According to dictionary.refrence.com
    Anybody with a prosthetic "claw" (not including non-moving hooks) for a hand, jointed artificial leg,a nd any of the dozen's of recepients of an "artificial heart" would qualify as a "cyborg" decades before the good doctor. And even if you insit on there being "computer assisted mechanical function" Cyborg Monkey beat him to the punch by about a year and a half. Plus everyone ever connected to a computer controlled ventilator or artificial lung.

    So while I can certainly appreciate the scientists work in studying (if in a bizarre way) human neurology for the betterment of science & medicine, I cannot think of any critia by which you could call this man the "firt cyborg", as clearly we have been a race of computer & machine assisited creatures for many years. Except for the cyborg monkey. Hes the first cyborg moneky I know of [​IMG]
     
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    Wow.
     
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    Garrett, by the definition you posted a cyborg is a human. So how can a monkey beat a human by a year and a half?
     
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    He can be rebuilt. He has the technology. He can be better... smarter... faster. (Cue slow-speed footage and na-na-na-na-na-na sound FX...)

    He is the Borg. Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Warwick's really entertaining. They've been calling him Captain Cyborg over at the Register for at least a couple of years now.

    Some of his research is interesting, but his crazy interviews where he talks about cyborg armies and assorted sci-fi apocalypse nonsense are... well... crazy.

    That said, I want to see what happens with this thing. The last time I heard a lot of noise with him about an implant he got, all the thing did was transmit a radio signal that told other machines where he was -- of course, it was written up breathlessly as "Professor Warwick can now open doors and turn on his computer without touching them!" More like he had a garage door opener in his pocket with the button glued down, and when he came near enough to his garage, it opened. Yeah, I understand that the experiment was more to see if the signals would transmit from under his skin and to make sure that he wouldn't react adversely to it as a lead-in to this experiment, but at the time it was hailed as some kind of science breakthrough all on its own.

    So I guess that what I'm saying is that the press coverage of his experiments bugs me, but I'm following the story anyways because I'm curious.
     
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    A Bluetooth implant could be interesting. Communicate directly with your PDA, computer & cell phone!

    But then how long would it be until we got hacked or it became a new way to get a cyborg virus?
     
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    ...or before the spam starts.

    "Why do keep thinking about eating at Taco Bell?"
     
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    Holy Shit Thats Funny.
     
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    I'm envisioning a Robocop-like scene where "Directives" could get re-written via SPAM, thus the Taco Bell scenario...
     
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    I keep envisioning the end to the first Diablo game (I need that like I need a crystal in my head [​IMG] )

    When you start to crave the new SPAM Taco you'd really be in trouble [​IMG]

    Kenneth
     
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    You could take road rage to a whole new level if you could transmit a wireless insult to the jerk that just cut you off.

    Even better if you could wirelessly hack into his right arm & steer him into the ditch. [​IMG]
     
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    Click Here to increase penis size. And click repeatedly.
     

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