Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Are you a Transhumanist?

Take the transhumanist test at Cyborg Democracy.

Also, here's the caption to the Flickr photo on this post:

Prof. Kevin Warwick to the left.
Manoj Undercity to the right, organiser of the Kevin Warwick talk in Second Life.

Prof. Kevin Warwick, a professor of cybernetics at the University of Reading, England, gave a talk in second life on the issue of using technology to upgrade human capabilities. As well as discussing the possibilities that lay ahead of us, he spoke of previous experiments he has already done on himself using chip implants. One of which was a micro-electrode array connected directly into his peripheral nervous system that allowed him to control objects like a wheel chair, and a robotic arm using only nerve impulses. This same implant also allowed him to send and receive neuronal signals to and from his wife, who had a single micro-electrode connected to the median nerve fibers in her left arm.

Taken in Uvvy Island on the 23rd of April 2007 in the main auditorium.

Professor Warwick is one of my personal heroes.

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