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Integrated Visual Augmentation System(s)

At the end of November 2018 Microsoft has won a 480 million $ two year contract to create a virtual environment for US Army soldiers based on Hololens technology that may result in the use of 100,000 VR headsets by US Army to train soldiers, rehearse the battle field before …

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3D printing bionic organs

Integrating electronics in biological systems is a sort of holy grail of research, aiming at leveraging the best from artificial and natural evolution. This was the starting point in the setting up of the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative and was also part of the Digital Senses Initiative now morphed into …

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SAS Delphi results – Symbiotic Autonomous Systems

Area 9 – Symbiotic Autonomous Systems The symbioses of life forms and artefacts, human and machines looks like the inevitable evolution, made possible by technology advances, by economic drive and by the increase of wellbeing through augmentation. The separation between ourselves and our artifacts is getting fuzzier as artifacts achieve …

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SAS Delphi results – Augmented Humans

Area 3- Augmented Humans Bio-engineering and smart materials are converging in creating implants that can monitor life functions and expand life functionality, like eye implants first designed to recover sight might eventually provide 10x sight capability and extend human sight in the ultraviolet/infrared range (and beyond). DNA and RNA engineering …

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Transhumanism: Evolving the Human Body III

2. Enhanced Sensing A lot of research is ongoing to meet the needs of impaired people who lost completely or partially some of their sense capabilities, be it hearing, seeing, touching, smelling and tasting (the order reflects both the investment and the results obtained so far). Most of the results …

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Transhumanism: Evolving the Human Body II

Human augmentation is a form of evolution that our species has taken in its own hands and it is not going to be stopped. Eventually it might end up in the creation of a new species through bio-engineering that modifies the genome. We are still far from that although the …

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Transhumanism: Evolving the Human Body I

We have started to augment our body long long time ago, probably the first augmentation go back 170,000 years ago when our ancestors started to wear clothes to protect themselves from cold weather. You might not consider that an “augmentation” but it actually made possible to extend significantly the human …

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The colours of sound

I hope you took the time to watch the clip in yesterday’s post. I have to say I watched it several times because of its power to make me think. As I explained yesterday he co-designed the skull implant to have the possibility of seeing the colours of the world …

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A more convincing Mixed Reality

The fading boundary between bits and atoms is “fading” more and more as technology finds better and better ways to trick our eyes, actually our brain. Varjo, a Finnish company, has presented a new visor that from a technological point of view is a marvel and from the experience point …

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AlterEgo: a step towards symbiotic intelligence

Have you ever dreamt of voicing a question in your head and hearing the answer without anyone around you noticing it? Researchers are working on Brain Computer Interfaces, BCI, but so far this requires bulky settings, wires connecting your head with a computer. Not exactly meeting the requirement of “unnoticed”. …

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