12 episodes

What are cyborgs? Would a cyborg future deliver positive human advances or a Hollywood-style nightmare in which human beings have become a sub-species? Could we one day download our minds? This album gives an insight into the development of cybernetics and how it is used to fuse technology and humanity. The interfaces that communicate between man and machine are developing rapidly and to Prof. Kevin Warwick at Reading University, cyborgs are a technological evolutionary step forward from humans. With increasingly intelligent robots and nano-technologies, can man keep up with the machines? This material forms part of The Open University course T209 Information and communication technologies: people and interactions.

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What are cyborgs? Would a cyborg future deliver positive human advances or a Hollywood-style nightmare in which human beings have become a sub-species? Could we one day download our minds? This album gives an insight into the development of cybernetics and how it is used to fuse technology and humanity. The interfaces that communicate between man and machine are developing rapidly and to Prof. Kevin Warwick at Reading University, cyborgs are a technological evolutionary step forward from humans. With increasingly intelligent robots and nano-technologies, can man keep up with the machines? This material forms part of The Open University course T209 Information and communication technologies: people and interactions.

    Cyborgs and cybernetics

    Cyborgs and cybernetics

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Cyborgs and cybernetics

    Transcript -- Cyborgs and cybernetics

    A short introduction to this album.

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    What are cyborgs?

    What are cyborgs?

    Understanding cyborgs: Dr Manfred Clynes and Prof Kevin Warwick explain the fusion between technology and humanity.

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- What are cyborgs?

    Transcript -- What are cyborgs?

    Understanding cyborgs: Dr Manfred Clynes and Prof Kevin Warwick explain the fusion between technology and humanity.

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    Cyclists as cyborgs

    Cyclists as cyborgs

    How Prof Tim Perkins uses cybernetics to create an interface which allows paraplegic people to use their limbs again.

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- Cyclists as cyborgs

    Transcript -- Cyclists as cyborgs

    How Prof Tim Perkins uses cybernetics to create an interface which allows paraplegic people to use their limbs again.

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