Mar 192016
Bionic & Biological: The Ferocious Conundrum of Being 50/50 (FOUR-YEAR FAR FAR FLASHBACKY)

There are million different angles to discuss here, but by far the most interesting idea is a gradual, mutual, acquisitional merger – the pending-yet-not-far-off arrival of homeostasis between biological and mechanical life.

Mar 212015
TERMINAL ANANCHRONISM: Decomposing UNIVAC 120 Computer Found in Tokyo

Sometimes you’re on a corporate-sponsored press tour to get up-close and personal with the history of calculators and then you casually walk into the next room and BOOM! …suddenly you’re surrounded by the taxidermied carcasses of our technological ancestry.

Apr 202012
Buckyball Life Extension with a Side of Namesake

Of course I’ve got no idea how that works, but I guess there’s something particularly badass about dissolving the magical C60, otherwise any old carbon sprinkled on my sandwich would make me live forever, right?

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.