Mechanical analog computers had their origins in Naval Gunnery in World War I […] mechanical analog computers remained of considerable military importance certainly until well into the 1960s and have only been superseded by digital computing systems in the 1970s.
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But you comprehend the result ? Man’s complete triumph over disease by this process of dissolution and rehabilitation
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Hi Sandra, I need some advice on medical technology! 😊
Hi Manuel, hopefully not for yourself …?
No, thank goodness, for a piece I’m writing. 😊
Oh, ok, always glad to help. 😊
OK, rapid fire questions about science or sci-fi! Ready!
I sure hope so: ready!
There’s some in the animal testing stage, but just for premature births, not right from conception: Artificial Womb
It’s a term from Star Trek: a handheld device that can provide a quick diagnosis
Oh, well, those exist or are in development for some specific cases, not an overall diagnosis: Medical Tricorders
Great! Last one is an open question: what is the most sci-fi-like real development?
Where do I begin! There’s so much going on in medical technology nowadays …
Prosthetics and Exoskeletons?
Maybe, but I’m more exited by biological breakthroughs involving living tissue
Tell me all about it!
There’s been some serious advances in regenerative medicine, for example for the skin
you can just spray on a thin layer of healthy cells from the patient, instead of using grafts: Advances in Skin Tissue
Wow that does sound like sci-fi to me!
Lucky for us it isn’t: it’s science! 😉
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In the development of information technology there now seems to exist a new phase whereby the aim is to replicate many of these “neural” functions artificially
Despite the evolution of the nervous system, it is not accompanied by a manual explaining the principles of operation …
Whereas the notion of a “correct” computation is unproblematic … The notion of a “good” translation is ridden with problems …
The distinction between a “tool” and a prosthesis that is implanted into the body is more apparent than real. …
The firm should have the right to take back what it produced — the collection of artificial organs illegally masquerading as Mr Jones …
Once incorporated into a body, then, a prosthesis is no longer merely an object, in the sense that we can no longer straightforwardly deny that it has or plays a role in a person’s subjectivity
Computing devices in our pocket, Live video chats, Voice commands … The future is already here … it’s just not very evenly distributed
Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster!
I do think that robots deserve rights and there are research projects being carried out today that are looking at robot laws. African-American slaves were given rights when slavery was abolished and they became part of society. Think of animals too – none of them had rights in the beginning but now animal rights are the norm. So if robots can interact with humans, they too should be given rights.
He clasped the beautiful Olympia, and with her flew through the dance…
He thought that his dancing was usually correct as to time, but the peculiarly steady rhythm with which Olympia moved, and which often put him completely out, soon showed him that his time was most defective
Developers did not want its appearance to be over-human, as this would “encourage false expectations with regard to its capabilities” for users…
Imagine a craftsman being awakened suddenly in the dead of night. He searches downstairs for something among a crowd of mannequins in his workshop. If the mannequins started to move, it would be like a horror story…