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Videos we like: Best human augmentation stories
Human augmentation means altering the human body, for medical, disability or any other reason. Think bionic eyes or Wi-Fi legs. These stories of human augmentation feature the most impressive cyber upgrades you could ever want. Welcome to the future.
Where are the best human augmentation stories?
We love a good human augmentation story at Tomorrow Unlocked. From bionic eyes to Wi-Fi legs, we've picked our favorite cyborg videos from across the web. Which cyber upgrade would you want?
Viva la bionic revolution
Bionics isn't just about prosthetic limbs – we can use our thoughts to communicate with computers.
Eight cyber upgrades you might consider
Thinking about augmenting yourself? These cyber upgrades are essential viewing for future bionic folks.
For more on human augmentation, our Imagine Beyond series covers the latest and most incredible advancements – but it's not for the faint-hearted. Check out Imagine Beyond episode 3: The mind.
Can you hear color? You can now
Neil Harbisson was born color blind. Now, with the help of this cyber upgrade, he hears colors through bone conduction.
Store data in your leg
Store data, stream music and power a Wi-Fi hotspot through this 512Gb leg implant. Want one?
Bionic arms for those with disabilities, cyber upgrades to experiment with biology's boundaries, even augmentation for athletics – it's clear this technology could play a big part in our future. But what do the augmented think? Watch our recent Tomorrow Unlocked human augmentation live event.
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Recent Kaspersky study shows some interesting numbers
Are you optimistic or worried about the impact of human augmentation? A recent Kaspersky study reveals interesting statistics on how we feel about human augmentation, and why these views might be holding us back.
Would you befriend a cyborg?
Rubbing mechanical shoulders with cyborgs, shaking bionic hands over a coffee or befriending people with implants – as human augmentation capabilities grow, a future with augmented people looks likely. Are we ready for that?
What do we mean by human augmentation? Put simply, it's the natural, artificial or technological alteration of the human body. It's either used for disability or health reasons, like bionic limbs for those who need them, or for convenience, like walletmor's cashless chip implant.Recent Kaspersky research, Our bionic future: What do Europeans think about an augmented world, involved interviewing 6,500 people about their hopes and fears for the future of human augmentation, with mixed results. While nearly half of European adults think people should be free to enhance their own bodies, many were concerned about augmentation technology's impact on society.
Human augmentation - help or hinderance?
39 percent of European adults felt human augmentation could lead to social inequality or conflict. At the same time, 12 percent said they wouldn't work with augmented humans because of potential unfair advantages.
And there's another side to the bionic coin. More than a third said they've 'always been accepting' of augmented humans, while half of European men (compared to 40 percent of women) say they're either "excited" or "optimistic" about a future with human augmentation.
The future of human augmentation gets mixed reactions across Europe. While some are excited, others feel unsafe with never-before-seen developments. It's down to governments, industry leaders and the augmented to shape a future where human augmentation technology can develop freely and safely.
Live Q&A on human augmentation's future
Cyborg, cyborg, where art thou? Right here. I'm joined by Kaspersky's Marco Preuß to discuss the future of human augmentation with two people living augmented lives.
What’s the future of human augmentation?
Will the future be focused on human augmentation technologies meant to expand independence for people with disabilities, or as a launchpad to help push biological boundaries? Could it be both? That's what we'll be discussing on today's edition of Tomorrow Unlocked livestream talks, this time in association with Kaspersky NEXT, the event about the latest research and technology realities of tomorrow.
Rainer Bock and Marco Preuß talk to two people living augmented lives that are worlds apart. Tilly Lockey lost her limbs at a young age to an illness no doctor thought she would survive. Now she's one of the most important bionic influencers, leading a better life through AI-assisted arms. We're also joined by Wojtek Paprota, founder of Walletmor. This tech startup installs a legitimate payment solution for its users in the form of a bio-implant. Cashless cyborgs built out of sheer curiosity.
What do Tilly and Wojtek have in common, and where do they think the future of human augmentation lies?
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