The Future of Wearables... Explained

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The future of wearables… EXPLAIN!

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A cyborg (short for "cybernetic organism") is a theoretical or fictional being with both organic and biomechatronic parts. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline.[1] D. S. Halacy's Cyborg: Evolution of the Superman in 1965 featured an introduction which spoke of a "new frontier" that was "not merely space, but more profoundly the relationship between 'inner space' to 'outer space' – a bridge...between mind and matter." From Wikipedia

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Famous Cyborgs from Science Fiction

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Inspector Gadget

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Darth Vader

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Doctor Who’s Cybermen

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Sonic the Hedgehog’s Dr.Robotnik

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Star Trek’s The Borg

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The Bionic Woman

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The Terminator

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Cybermen Doctor Who’s Daleks

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Batman’s Mr.Freeze

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The Six Million Dollar Man

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But is it really just science fiction?

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Perhaps it’s here sooner than we think.

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Cochlear Implants

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Google Glass

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We’re becoming intimate with technology.

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Neil Harbisson’s brain is wired to a camera so he can “hear” color.

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Jens Neumann has an artificial vision system.

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Nigel Ackland has an independently acting bionic arm.

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Jerry Jalava, who lost his finger, has a USB drive prosthetic.

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If we’re now wearing our technology, isn’t it more efficient to just implant it?

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Are wearables turning us into the cyborgs of science fiction?

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Image credits: Cover: http://orig13.deviantart.net/aa03/f/2008/181/7/b/daleks_in_the_darkness_by_witch_king_42.jpg Robocop: http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140108162354/video151/images/d/d9/Robocop_OmniCorp's_CES_2027_Presentation Darth Vader: http://tobiasmastgrave.wordpress.com/tag/darth-vader/ Inspector Gadget: http://tinfoilstiaras.blogspot.com/2010/12/inspector-gadget.html Locutus of Borg: http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130214001845/memoryalpha/en/images/archive/5/51/20130424025031!LocutusOfBorg2367.jpg The Terminator: http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/the-terminator-trailers-from-hell Cybermen: http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110722094234/tardis/images/5/58/Cybermen-series-6.jpg Daleks: http://i.imgur.com/XgOIZSX.jpg Dr. Robotnik: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Eggman Mr. Freeze: http://gamona-images.de/584565/79e79a141c753cbc64193c132037a5b6.jpg Six Million Dollar Man: http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/29200000/Six-Million-Dollar-Man-six-million-dollar-man-29206885-2560-2048.jpg Bionic Woman: http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/s/u/p/super-jaimie-bionic-woman-tv-series-01-1-g.jpg Cochlear Implants: http://i0.wp.com/www.medel.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/xray.jpg Geordi LaForge: http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9400000/Lt-Commander-Geordi-La-Forge-star-trek-the-next-generation-9406844-1659-2560.jpg Harbisson: http://xavieramat.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/neil_harbisson1.jpg Nigel Ackland: http://gf2045.com/binaries/photo/f_137.jpg Jerry Jalava: http://www.gamesaktuell.de/screenshots/1280x1024/2009/03/usb_stick_fingerprothese_02_090317121014.jpg Inspiration, in part, from: http://list25.com/25-craziest-real-life-cyborgs/?view=all

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