Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Becoming a (Real) Cyborg

If you're interested in becoming one with your computer, the blog Free Geekery offers some tongue-in-cheek handy tips, such as implanting an RFID (Radio Frequency ID) chip or becoming a human transformer by attaching a Fabric patch developed by engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to help you find your misplaced car keys or TV remote control.

On becoming less-than-human, the Geek says wryly: "The middle ground, perhaps, comes when society realizes that progress is inevitable, "evil" may exist alongside altruism, and — while hindsight is 20/20 — a little foresight and humor can help to create a gray area for a future where machines may outsmart a Mensa member. Even if you live on a limited budget, you can try a few of the following ideas on for size. Who knows? You might decide that you enjoy being less human and more resistant to all the limitations that the flesh endures."

For the whole enchilada, click here.

1 comment:

Kelly Hills said...

Kate Hayles would be so proud!