Cyborg 1.0 : Kevin Warwick outlines his plan to become one with his computer. : LUSENET : Human-Machine Assimilation : One Thread

"I plan to keep my next implant in place for a minimum of a week, possibly up to two. If the experiments are successful, we would then place implants into two people at the same time. We'd like to send movement and emotion signals from one person to the other, possibly via the Internet. My wife, Irena, has bravely volunteered to go ahead with his-and-hers implants. The way she puts it is that if anyone is going to jack into my limbic system - to know definitively when I'm feeling happy, depressed, angry, or even sexually aroused - she wants it to be her."



-- SuperLuminal (, February 08, 2000


The article "Home truths: Bionic man takes the Metal Mickey" in the Register serves (in my humble opinion) as a useful "reality check" on Professor Warwick's claims.

Maybe I'm stuck in an outdated flesh-and-blood paradigm which will see me ultimately enslaved to far advanced superbeings, but I can't help wondering "so what?" when I read of implantable devices. In 5 years time any device will be horribly obselete and you'll be wanting a new one Ah, problem, you've got to have the old one cut out first. I don't want to be walking around with the equivalent of a betamax VCR embedded in my skull. I certainly want my technology portable, but the only things I'd ever want implanting are things I really couldn't live without (lifesaving medical stuff: pacemakers and the like).

-- skinny rob (, February 18, 2000.

Good points Rob. I think you find yourself in agreement with the Director of MIT's Lab for Computer Science, who foresees similar issues, and more, on this thread in our quiet little forum here...

-- scott (, February 18, 2000.

Anti Implant Article from MIT Lab for Comp Sci head

-- scott (, February 18, 2000.

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