Have you ever watched a movie called “Terminator”? If you already watched it you must know what Cyborgs really are. But if you don’t know what is Cyborg, Cyborg is a person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body.
So now the question is, is that real? or isn’t it just something that we can only see in the movies? Well the answer is, YES, They are real and bionic humans are no longer the stuff of science fiction. They’re here now in the middle of us.
Apparently the technologies is growing really fast lately, starting from every devices who starts with a word “Smart” such as Smartphone, SmartTV, Smartcar, Smartcity, and a lot of other Smart devices and technologies. Technologies start to make the line between reality and science-fiction has become blurred.
Some Tech experts said “The development of wearable devices will start a new era of technology”. And if you think Google Glass, Galaxy Gear, and iWatch from Apple Technology has start the Cyborg Technology. Well the you will know the answer, because these Cyborg Technologies already invented way before Google Glass has invented.
Jerry Jalava is the perfect example of how you don’t need to be a robotics mastermind to become a cyborg. After losing a finger in a motorcycle accident, Jalava decided to embed 2 GB USB Port to his finger. And the good news is, everytime he needed a flashdisk, he will never forget about it. The only thing he need to do is to put his finger on the USB port of the computer. It doesn’t upload information directly into his nervous system (ala “The Matrix”), but it’s at least more useful than a USB keychain.
Rob Spence called him self an “eyeborg”. He lost his left eye because he got an accident while shooting a gun not in the right way. Most of wearable devices recently involving glasses just like Google Glass. But Spence has an other idea and choosing to not using mainstream wearable devices like Glasses from google. He prefer to put a camera powered by Li-on Battery inside to replace his eye. On the bright side, he can watch any other videos which are recorded from the camera on his eye. And at this moment Spence keep trying to developing his “eye” to be more efficient.
“Captain Cyborg” it’s sounds really cool isn’t it? Yap, this title has given to a professor from of cybernetics at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. Using himself as the guinea pig, he’s on a mission to become the world’s most complete cyborg. But a lot of people think he is just creating an useless technology, because most of technologies he was invented is become controversy. And even, people think everything that he created is just a joke. Warwick has been experimenting with various electronic implants since 1998, when he “installed” a microchip in his arm that allowed him to operate doors, lights, heaters and other computers remotely as he moved from room to room.
Meet the next Cyborg it is Amal Graafstra.
Graafstra is the owner of a company called “Dangerous Thing”.
Graafstra himself put RFID chips in his arms that allow him able to open the door, open the car and sign in into the computer, all of it thanks to a quick scan produced by RFID chips in his hands.
He uses and put a device into some organs of his body and aims to make the sense or function of every organs can still work in normal levels, after most of cyborg in this world got malfunctioning on his senses after put some devices to their body.
For the latter it was rather difficult to explain anyway, because he is never shows to anyone the tool inside of his body directly.