Podd Socks – Episode 176 – Cybernetic Augmentation

What is it like to be a cyborg? Today we are exploring some of the biggest misconceptions about bionic limbs, microchip implants and tiny nanobots. Currently, there is a big gap between the fantasy vision of cyborgs, and the current reality of being dependent on an implant or a prosthetic in day-to-day life… but just what are the current capabilities of cyborgs and what will the future hold?

Cyborg Neil Harbisson can “hear” colours…

Cyborg Jesse Sullivan became a pioneer when he was equipped with a bionic limb, connected through a nerve-muscle graft.

Cyborg Jesse Sullivan became a pioneer when he was equipped with a bionic limb, connected through a nerve-muscle graft.

Jens Naumann has cyborg eyes.

Jens Naumann has cyborg eyes.

Silly Jerry

Jerry Jalava lost his finger in a motorcycle accident. Jalava decided to embed a 2GB USB port into his prosthetic.

 

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