Meet Frank. The first bionic human.

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  1. antipody

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    This is just plain scary...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/24571759
    All our bionic technology, including organs in one, bionic man.

    http://www.wtop.com/109/3484535/Meet-the-Bionic-Man
     
  2. Zee

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    Interesting indeed...

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  3. Foliage

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    Cool idea but I struggle to see what the point is. Robots with AI or that can walk using the same joint structures as humans I see as having a use, this just seems like it is showing off for shits and giggles with no real point?

    I would be more interested in a breakdown and explanation of how each of the replacement organs work with their current success rates/pros/cons.
     
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  4. Bold Eagle

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    Not scary....but life changing.....you wouldn't take some organs if and when you start getting some failure?

    All we need now is another planet so our 200 y.o. arses have somewhere to go.....this joint (Earth) is getting to full.....that's the only concern.
     
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    What was scary was simply how the thing responded in such a human like way to the questions it's was asked, in natural language. Even cracking a joke... :eek:
     
  6. power

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    I expected more.

    Frank is a pile of shit, leave him in the lab please.
     
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    Bonical man, not full-awareness AI...
     
  8. Foliage

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    It was scripted...
     
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    Ah ok I get it. So they built him with every kind mechanical transplant part that can be used in a human. Pretty cool. They need to give it a human brain just make sure its not one from a junkie criminal like in Robocop. That thing use to give me nightmares when I was a kid.
     
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    So..."toy" may be a better description. :)
     
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    No way, Steve Austin was the first and that was 30years ago, it cost millions at the time.
     
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    Six million to be exact.

    We can rebuild him!
     
  13. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    As they said, it highlights how far we are away from creating. As good as this is we are no where near creating the essence of what it is to be human.
     
  14. Cadbury

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    Bionic limbs and organs will be revolutionary if/when they are achieved. Eventually we may be able to implant a living brain into a mechanical body (robocop style). Then you just replace whatever part is wearing out. Getting the brain interface and sustenance right is the hard part.

    Ultimately, if/when the actual workings of the brain are fully mapped, it may be possible to copy the code and memories that constitute "you" into a computer - effectively making you immortal.
     
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    I was reading in Science the other day that DARPA are currently working on a research project to "restore" memories, ultimately leading to transfer of memories from one brain to another. Here's the article...

    http://www.sciencemagazinedigital.org/sciencemagazine/29_november_2013?pg=17#pg17
     
  16. Bold Eagle

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    Along a similar vain but at the OS level:
    Her (2013)
    Slow in places but the premise is thought provoking and very convincing it can happen.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Still felt like he was talking to someone on the end of a phoneline.
     

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