Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Oct 2017 00:55 UTC
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Earlier this year I went to an event in Austin, Texas, billed as a sneak preview of the evolution of our species. The #Bdyhax Conference, which took place in a downtown exhibition complex, promised a front-row insight into the coming "singularity" - that nirvana foretold by science fiction in which biology and technology would fuse and revolutionise human capability and experience.

The headline acts of the conference were mostly bodyhackers - DIY experimenters who, in their basements and garages, seek to enhance their own flesh and blood with biometric implants and cognitive enablers. These brave pioneers were extending their senses, overcoming physical limitation, Dan-Daring themselves and the rest of us into the future.

This will only get more advanced as the years go by. For now, actual technological augmentations and implants are mostly reserved for people who actually need them - things like prosthetic legs or a pacemaker - but eventually, we'll start to develop augmentations to enhance the senses or abilities of the human body for people who are otherwise healthy.

Your body, your rules, but scary nonetheless.

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Cows
by lighans on Wed 1st Nov 2017 08:45 UTC
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Now I think about it. Why not put some brain bot inside cows, so they constantly think they are having a calve and produce milk, without being pregnant?

Or implement a gene inside sheep so they can actually digest the bone meal we are giving them to grow fast.

Or bots inside your stomach and colon which check your digestive system for cancer cells. Off course this will not solve the solution of bad food. But hey, we can sell these bots. ;)

I like these exo-skeletons which make people with inabilities be able to move. To finish with something positive. ;)

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