The Cyborgs Are Already Here

The future will be full of cyborgs-humans whose bodies have been augmented with machinery. But there are several cyborgs already among us, including people called "grinders" who implant devices inside their skin to gain new abilities. Meet the cyborgs of today and imagine the advanced biohacking of tomorrow:

Key Facts In This Video

  1. "Grinders" biohack their bodies with implants to gain new abilities. 00:03

  2. Grinder Amal Graafstra has been biohacking himself for more than 10 years, and has several scars from past experiments. 01:01

  3. Neil Harbisson is the world's first person to have an antenna implanted in his skull. 02:08

Key Facts In This Video

  1. DARPA is investing up to $60 million in the research and development of devices capable of rapidly translating thought into computer code. 00:57

  2. A neural implant that can translate thoughts into code could have many therapeutic applications, such as helping blind people to see. 01:55

  3. New neural technology could allow humans to communicate seamlessly with computers without typing, speaking, or moving. 02:11

Written by Curiosity Staff March 8, 2016

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