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The Future of Wearables... EXPLAINED!

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A simple Slideshare I put together exploring how wearables may be turning us into the cyborgs of science fiction. It may not be as far away as we think... from Doctor Who's Daleks, to Robocop, Darth Vader, Inspector Gadget, the Borg, and more...

The Future of Wearables... EXPLAINED!

  1. Thefutureofwearables… EXPLAIN!
  2. A cyborg (short for "cybernetic organism") is a theoretical or fictional being with both organic and biomechatronic parts. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline.[1] D. S. Halacy's Cyborg: Evolution of the Superman in 1965 featured an introduction which spoke of a "new frontier" that was "not merely space, but more profoundly the relationship between 'inner space' to 'outer space' – a bridge...between mind and matter." From Wikipedia
  3. Famous Cyborgs from Science Fiction
  4. Robocop
  5. Inspector Gadget
  6. Darth Vader
  7. Doctor Who’s Cybermen
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog’s Dr.Robotnik
  9. Star Trek’s The Borg
  10. The Bionic Woman
  11. The Terminator
  12. Cybermen Doctor Who’s Daleks
  13. Batman’s Mr.Freeze
  14. The Six Million Dollar Man
  15. But is it really just science fiction?
  16. Perhaps it’s here sooner than we think.
  17. Cochlear Implants
  18. Pacemakers
  19. Google Glass
  20. We’re becoming intimate with technology.
  21. Neil Harbisson’s brain is wired to a camera so he can “hear” color.
  22. Jens Neumann has an artificial vision system.
  23. Nigel Ackland has an independently acting bionic arm.
  24. Jerry Jalava, who lost his finger, has a USB drive prosthetic.
  25. If we’re now wearing our technology, isn’t it more efficient to just implant it?
  26. Are wearables turning us into the cyborgs of science fiction?
  27. Image credits: Cover: http://orig13.deviantart.net/aa03/f/2008/181/7/b/daleks_in_the_darkness_by_witch_king_42.jpg Robocop: http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140108162354/video151/images/d/d9/Robocop_OmniCorp's_CES_2027_Presentation Darth Vader: http://tobiasmastgrave.wordpress.com/tag/darth-vader/ Inspector Gadget: http://tinfoilstiaras.blogspot.com/2010/12/inspector-gadget.html Locutus of Borg: http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130214001845/memoryalpha/en/images/archive/5/51/20130424025031!LocutusOfBorg2367.jpg The Terminator: http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/the-terminator-trailers-from-hell Cybermen: http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110722094234/tardis/images/5/58/Cybermen-series-6.jpg Daleks: http://i.imgur.com/XgOIZSX.jpg Dr. Robotnik: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Eggman Mr. Freeze: http://gamona-images.de/584565/79e79a141c753cbc64193c132037a5b6.jpg Six Million Dollar Man: http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/29200000/Six-Million-Dollar-Man-six-million-dollar-man-29206885-2560-2048.jpg Bionic Woman: http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/s/u/p/super-jaimie-bionic-woman-tv-series-01-1-g.jpg Cochlear Implants: http://i0.wp.com/www.medel.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/xray.jpg Geordi LaForge: http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9400000/Lt-Commander-Geordi-La-Forge-star-trek-the-next-generation-9406844-1659-2560.jpg Harbisson: http://xavieramat.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/neil_harbisson1.jpg Nigel Ackland: http://gf2045.com/binaries/photo/f_137.jpg Jerry Jalava: http://www.gamesaktuell.de/screenshots/1280x1024/2009/03/usb_stick_fingerprothese_02_090317121014.jpg Inspiration, in part, from: http://list25.com/25-craziest-real-life-cyborgs/?view=all

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