We Are Already Cyborgs

“If human history is the story of a creature who molts from ape to
angel – or, as Nietzsche claimed, from beast to Superman – then
somewhere along the way it seems that we must become machines” -Erik Davis.

Video Credit: Shots of Awe & Jason Silva 

We’re already a cyborg.  You have a digital version of yourself, a partial version of yourself online in the form of your emails, your social media, and all the things that you do.  We already have “super powers” access to smartphones and personal computers. You have more power than the president of the United States had 20 years ago. You can answer any question, you can video conference with anyone, anywhere. You can send messages to millions of people instantly.  We can do incredible things.  But that’s only the start.  “Implanted via injection, a grid of wires only a few millimeters across can insinuate itself with living neurons and eavesdrop on their chatter, offering a way for electronics to interface with your brain activity.”

If we don’t continue to advance in to cyborgs, we might as well get use to being pets for A.I. that continues it’s path towards world domination…

 

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