Rob Spence, a self-proclaimed "Eyeborg," had his eye, which was damaged in a shotgun accident, replaced with a camera about two years ago. It's not too much of a stretch for Spence, who otherwise works as a filmmaker--and now he's been sponsored by video game maker Square Enix, which commissioned Spence to create a video about prostheses to promote their new game, Deux Ex: Human Revolution.
On his blog, which is endearingly named Eyeborg, Spence has posted a new twelve-minute video.
He travels around the world, talking to those endowed with the cutting edge of cyborg-dom. Matter of fact, it's not too different from our recent feature, State of the Bionic Art, except Spence investigates the specific real-life counterparts to the crazy-futuristic prostheses and cyborg parts featured in the new Deux Ex game. It's a pretty cool video, game plugs notwithstanding--any video that features a man saying "I am now filming your bionic hand...with my bionic eye" has a way of getting in our good graces. Check out the video below, though a warning that there are a few images that might not be kind to those with weak stomachs.
We'll keep you up to date on Eyeborg--his site teases that there will be more to come on the making of his prosthetic camera-eye in the coming days.
Transhumanism is fun to say. The knowledge curve has been exponentially transformed, and as technology becomes more and more advanced I truly believe we'll see the $6 million man emerge. The funny thing is I saw the video here, first on gametrailers.com.
What Is Science but A Continual Lesson of The Challenge To Studying The Entire Known Existence of Everything.
Sounds great. Not really into the game though.
That augmented reality glove is amazing! I would have never come up with such an idea.
I have to say, cyborgs are extremely interesting to me. Its so exciting to imagine a world where we can make calculations and do research that we would normally need a computer for, right in the comfort of our eyes or other body parts!
Cyborgs are awesome. Square Enix, not so much.
Analysis indicates that a strategy is being missed. That the interface can be as simple as a small body modification performed without a surgeon. We could all be virtual Cyborgs in less than a year if the missed strategy works. However, conductive silicone, and or combined with conductive hydrogels will make the full dream happen. Blastocyst in pigs to grow organs and limbs is the other technique that is coming soon.
Goodbye Version 01 body.
I support everything that positively pushes forward the cybernetic and transhumanist agenda.
At first, I know I'll only accept augmentations for myself, but down the road, I would probably start considering replacing the v1.0 body parts too.
Let intelligence and technology driven evolution commence!
That Deus fella is one fancy solja boy! That okilur thing sure looks like it cood do sum good, ya know? Now, Imperial Monkey,what on earth are you trying to say? That boy be talking like he owns something, ya know? And by the way, if yur name is truth, you need to go back to the orphanage and talk to some people, ya know? Shooooooot, did yall see that man with the fancy looking set of sticks for legs? thats what happens when you either get really hurt, or you decide to put yur foot down when yur wife thinks you shouldnt, i tell ya what!
As long as my new body parts can't receive signals to be controlled remotely I'm all for this :D
nice but how will he get his normal eyesight back?????