“Young man, you don’t think I’m encountering constructive symbolism for the first time, do you? “Unplug”: free yourself from physicality, from the vulgar earthbound physicality, from the evils of civilization, from electricity, nerves, and so on. Isn’t that what this is? The association is crystal clear, I’d be tempted to say, perhaps even too obvious” (Kishon 1987)
Hips of Steel
Gentlemen, we can rebuild him.
We have the technology.
We have the capability to make the word’s first bionic man
Steve Austin will be that man
Better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster.
The Six Million Dollar Man
Manuel and Sandra are talking about the following article:
Can a computer fool you into thinking it is human?
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Hi Sandra, would you be up for a quick interview?
Hi Manuel, sure. What about?
Medical technology I have to review, and I’d like to see a doctor about that …
Excellent! My questions aren’t about the technology per sè though
Good, because bolts and screws aren’t really my thing
I wish this stuff was made of bolts and screws … I constantly have to look stuff up
So are you talking about assistive devices? Healthcare robots?
Not this time, no this is about Implantable Medical Devices, like neuroprosthetics 😁
Wow, yes those are really interesting 🤔🤔
Do you have any experience with IMD’s?
I do, a few years back I collaborated in a research project on a brain implant
Great! Tell me everything 😊😊
Actually, implantable medical devices are very common nowadays
They are? 😵
Sure, it’s not just about cutting-edge neural implants, also your aunt’s new hip is an IMD
… my aunt actually did get hip replacement surgery last year …!
There you go, and my father in law has a pacemaker: also an IMD
You’re absolutely right of course, but the public wants to know about the new shiny stuff
We’ll get there, never fear!
… Continue to read the conversation between Manuel and Sandra on Saturday 25th September…
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You young badgers imagine that it would be enough to smear a pound of paint on the canvas and you’re already a modern painter. I would be willing to accept this abomination for a bad joke, if there was even the slightest humor behind it. But this here is an abracadabra! A nothing!
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.
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