Jul 312012
TRANSHUMANISM TEST PILOTS: 576 Pixels is 576 Times Better than Blind (GALLERY)

A new device gives the blind 576 pixels of vision, and that’s awesome. But this and other developments herald the infancy of something much more profound: Having your healthy, functional eyes removed and replaced with something far better. HOT DAMN!

Jun 042012
TRANSHUMANISM TEST PILOTS: Your Spinal Cord Might Have its Own Agenda

Obviously this makes zombies seem a lot more doable and calls into question the effectiveness of the “You just gotta destroy the brain” contingency, but of equal importance is the possibility of novel treatments for those with traumatic spinal injuries.

May 292012
Manifesting Star Trek, Part-1 (THE GOOD): 700mph Needleless Drug Injections!

There’s an obvious relationship between the consumption of sci-fi and technological inspiration, i.e., the inspiration of fi often leads to some really awesome sci. But there’s also a dark side, and it can throw a memetic monkeywrench into an entire paradigm…

Apr 092012
TRANSHUMANISM TEST PILOTS:  Pre-Exoskeleton Mobility is Still Very Awesome

The goddamn wheelchair has gone essentially unimproved upon for more than 100 years. But now, AMS Mekatronik, surprisingly not a Kraftwerk tribute band, has dropped the Tek RMD. Wheelchairs are running scared. I mean rolling scared.

Mar 132012
BBC’s Bionic Bodies Series Continues (UPDATED)

The BBC is assembling a very respectable compendium on the past, current, and possible future states of bionics, or cybernetics, or human augmentation, or just, you know, the modular nature of future human bodies.