More than human
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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Chris Golden, a 2014 National Geographic emerging explorer, studies the rich relationship people have with the rain forest in Madagascar and how it aff... More Chris Golden, a 2014 National Geographic emerging explorer, studies the rich relationship people have with the rain forest in Madagascar and how it affects their lives and health. His research into the risks of bush-meat consumption inspired efforts to replace wildlife hunting with chicken husbandry. His team also plans to distribute an ethnomedicine "recipe" book that will preserve vital local knowledge about indigenous plant treatments. Read more about Chris Golden and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140814-emerging-explorer-christopher-golden-madagascar-ecology-epidemiology-ngfood/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—today's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
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