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Elizabeth M
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Re: Super Man
Elizabeth M   5/6/2014 3:32:20 AM
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You're welcome, MyDesign. The more I write about some of the new medical breakthroughs, the more I become both impressed and even a little frightened at what is becoming possible. In some ways it's really incredible and these breakthroughs will really benefit humankind. In others, I worry about some kind of Frankenstein scenario! But progress marches on, regardless.

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NadineJ   5/5/2014 2:10:52 PM
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Last night, someone mentioned to  me that three paraplegic performers will wear exoskeletons in the opening ceremony at the World Cup in Brasil this year.

The article in the Guardian explains how it works fairly well for those outside of the industry.  Can't wait to see video of the performance.

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Re: Re : 10 Technologies That Make Us Super-Human
Mydesign   5/5/2014 5:06:35 AM
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"I'm on the side of technology myself, and think these things will only help the human race, but of course should be used with care. But I am sure that a moral argument could be made, especially according to the point you make, that these technologies could definitely be exploited, and not for positive gain."

You are right Elizabeth. But again if the person is a mentally or physically handicapped, using technology to improve its capability is fine, but other side of making use of technology for competing each other would lead to only miserable life.

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Re: Super Man
Mydesign   5/5/2014 5:02:02 AM
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"When you say "artificial man," it all sounds a bit creepy, but indeed, this seems entirely possible. Right now they can recreate about 2/3 of the human body with artificial means. I'm sure 100 percent won't be too far off!"

Thanks Elizabeth for the link. In future we can expect similar thing too.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Super Man
Elizabeth M   4/28/2014 10:11:55 AM
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Well that was the theory behind The Bionic Man, which I wrote a story about: http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=270180


When you say "artificial man," it all sounds a bit creepy, but indeed, this seems entirely possible. Right now they can recreate about 2/3 of the human body with artificial means. I'm sure 100 percent won't be too far off!

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Re: Re : 10 Technologies That Make Us Super-Human
Elizabeth M   4/28/2014 10:00:01 AM
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Thanks for your comment, AnandY. I think you're making a couple of points and I understand what you mean about both of them. In terms of the soldier suit--yes, it would be better and make more sense if this type of technology is available to anyone in need. And in some cases, especially with the exoskeletons, it is--many people who lost the ability to walk are using things like Ekso to get up and walk again.

And yes, there is a great debate on whether people should be allowed to create technologies that make us super-human. I'm on the side of technology myself, and think these things will only help the human race, but of course should be used with care. But I am sure that a moral argument could be made, especially according to the point you make, that these technologies could definitely be exploited, and not for positive gain.

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Re : 10 Technologies That Make Us Super-Human
AnandY   4/28/2014 9:46:11 AM
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I think to some extent this sound like a good idea and it is really fascinating. After going through the slide show above, I have remained admiring these projects. But I got a question, doest it really has to be developed to fit soldiers or should it just be for anybody in need? That is my worry. What do you think if somebody is more superior to you with respect to these projects? Take it in the essence of human vs. super-human. Don't you think there will be exploitation? If it is medicinal that is great but I still have my doubts.

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Re: Super Man
Elizabeth M   4/28/2014 4:42:08 AM
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Haha. Nice tech humor, Cabe. Or is that for real? :)

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Cabe Atwell   4/27/2014 10:46:08 PM
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Voice ask the military AI - "Tell me the best route to death valley!"

AI responses - "Taibo at bally's on Fridays."

We have a really long way to go, no doubt.

 

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Re: Super Man
Elizabeth M   4/25/2014 5:52:07 AM
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You're welcome, pubudu, I am glad you enjoyed it! I am having fun researching and coming up with some of these ideas. The technology being developed is incredibly interesting.

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