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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During a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newb... More During a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newborn calf. Hofman is the undersea specialist on the National Geographic Explorer, whose expedition team was granted special permission to dive with southern right whales in the nature reserve of Península Valdés, Argentina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn more about the Patagonia expedition: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/destinations/southamerica/category/patagonia?utm_source=NGdotcom-Video&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20140619_LEX_Video_RightWhaleEncounter_AllPatagonia&utm_campaign=NGdotcom Click to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe: video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/
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