HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 3/6  >  >>
Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Super Man
Mydesign   5/5/2014 5:02:02 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"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
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Super Man
Elizabeth M   4/28/2014 10:11:55 AM
NO RATINGS
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!

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Re : 10 Technologies That Make Us Super-Human
Elizabeth M   4/28/2014 10:00:01 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

AnandY
User Rank
Gold
Re : 10 Technologies That Make Us Super-Human
AnandY   4/28/2014 9:46:11 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Super Man
Elizabeth M   4/28/2014 4:42:08 AM
NO RATINGS
Haha. Nice tech humor, Cabe. Or is that for real? :)

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Super Man
Cabe Atwell   4/27/2014 10:46:08 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

 

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Super Man
Elizabeth M   4/25/2014 5:52:07 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: bot
Elizabeth M   4/25/2014 5:20:03 AM
NO RATINGS
Ha, point taken, Cabe. I don't think the military's suit will be quite that spectacular, and of course, no Jarvis. ;)

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: DARPA
Elizabeth M   4/25/2014 5:16:59 AM
NO RATINGS
Well you are certainly entitled to your opinion, John. But I think DARPA has done a lot of worthwhile and notable research, even if some of it isn't applicable beyond the military. I agree in a way, though, that sometimes the agency goes a bit too far with technologies that will only have a very narrow use. NASA, in my opionion, thinks more broadly when it comes to R&D.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Focused Drug Delivery
Elizabeth M   4/25/2014 5:12:07 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Greg, I agree, I think focused drug delivery holds a lot of promise. I actually wrote a feature story about some of these technologies you might have seen or, if not, would be interested in: http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=271201

Having watched my mother die of cancer and see the drugs meant to heal her only make her too weak and tired to enjoy anything in her final days, I am very interested in how this can help improve treatments, especially for that terrible disease.

<<  <  Page 3/6  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Take a look through these film and TV robots from 1990 through 1994.
The Soofa is an urban smart bench that provides mobile device charging as well as collects environmental information via wireless sensors.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
Self-driving vehicle technology could grow rapidly over the next two decades, with nearly 95 million “autonomous-capable” cars being sold annually around the world by 2035, a new study predicts.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 4 - 8, Introduction to Linux Device Drivers
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service