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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Persecuted Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is opening a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum on April 18. But prior to an 81-day detention by Chinese authoritie... More Persecuted Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is opening a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum on April 18. But prior to an 81-day detention by Chinese authorities in 2011, Ai's passport was confiscated, and he cannot travel to coordinate or even see his own exhibit. The Brooklyn show includes "Sacred," a depiction of his incarceration in six dioramas, in its first North American appearance. National Geographic met and spoke with Ai in Beijing where he lives.
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