Holy Shades of Genom Priss! Whats going on here? Seems that 2 yrs ago these guys have been developing a fully articulated and finctioning Voomer? Oo; Wow, the otaku out there on the male pop. (And maybe some of the female as well.) will be saving up pennies, quarters dimes and maybe a grand or two to get thier hands on one these models.
With it being 2010, now we should be seeing some more in robotics and surgical replacements as well. (Watch Vid closely).
In regards to vision and a cybernetic retinal implant.
To date, the cochlear implant is used regularly by over 100,000 people globaly to directly stimulate the auditory nerves of the deaf or very hard of hearing. these have been roughly around for just under 4 decades now. Only now are the computer otaku that have knowledge about this are starting down the road on how to hack said techology.
You’ll know that the human-machine interface has truly arrived when you see a firewire port where a mole used to be. Holy shades of shadowrun fastjack what will I get 1st as my own implant? Actually, knowing the advancements we do have already, the human/machine interface won’t be for me till they have a neural netlink for full on game or virtual insertion for interaction on a newer level.
Mr. Terry Johnson one the biology researchers at UC Berkeley and io9’s resident biogeek can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions and discussion.