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The penultimate upgrade for humanity would be a perfect synthesis of human and machine -- superior to an entirely biological human, but possessing the same mind in this new hybridized frame. So what does this have to do with transgender people?
For the first time since she lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, a ballroom dance teacher performed on stage, bringing an emotional climax to a TED Conference talk by the man who created...
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When we think of prosthetic limbs, we usually picture bulky, plastic arms and legs in monochrome colours which don't look too pretty (and don't we all want to wear something that makes us feel good?)....
The boundary between human and machine is softening. The first cyborgs have emerged -- much sooner than scientists would have predicted 30 years ago. We used to think having a device implanted in your skull made you a cyborg and wearing a pair of digital glasses did not. But to the brain, the distinction is arbitrary. Soon we may really have to answer the question: where does "me" end, and "my machine" begin?