November 23, 2011 9:28 AM | By Duncan Jefferies, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Cyborg technology

More than human



As scientists announce a contact lens that can display data, we look at other technology that could make us more than human. (© David R. Tyner/Flickr/Getty Images, Jorg Greuel/Stone/Getty Images)
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  • As scientists announce a contact lens that can display data, we look at other technology that could make us more than human. (© David R. Tyner/Flickr/Getty Images, Jorg Greuel/Stone/Getty Images)
  • Cochlear implant (© Advanced Bionics)
  • Raytheon XOS 2 Exoskeleton (© Raytheon)
  • i-Limb Pulse (© Touch Bionics)
  • Artificial skin (© Steve Fyffe/Stanford University)
  • Flex-Foot Cheetah (© Össur)
  • A man wearing an EEG brain scanning apparatus on his head plays a pinball game solely through willing the paddles to react with his brain at the CeBIT Technology Fair 2010 (© Sean Gallup/Getty Images News/Getty Images)
  • PowerBocks (© REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci)
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Scientists recently announced the successful trial of a contact lens that can project images in front of the eyes. It's early days yet, but in future your emails and information on your surroundings could form part of your vision, and video games will achieve new levels of immersion.

Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle say the lenses will be safe to use, but there are still hurdles to overcome - such as finding a way to power them effectively. However, thanks to their work, Terminator vision is one step closer to becoming reality.

Many other kinds of cyborg technology are also in development, which will enable us to augment our bodies in all kinds of weird and wonderful ways, as well as offering the potential to dramatically improve the lives of disabled people. Here are some of the most exciting examples of the cyborg technology that could make us more than human.

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