The Rise of the Bionic Men

I’ve always been fascinated by science fiction, bionic men and even much more by the real science miracles; each day I watch determined scientists and engineers make our wild and sometimes horrific dreams come true.

The advancement in prosthetics is growing in leap and bonds. Many being tested are now getting connected to our neural bus – quite a few can be controlled by thoughts.

So this is where it gets interesting. Each year we get to hear about better and more versatile prosthetics. I assume that at a random time in a not so far future, we would get to a point where these man-made attachments would be as good as any natural appendage.

What happens the day after? Would we stop making them better? Absolutely not! The day after would have prosthetics better than the real life organs.

Take artificial eyes for example – scientists are using different methods to build. Some have even gotten FDA and CE approvals. Soon they would be mainstream and then some dude would offer an artificial eye that could see infrared and ultraviolet, overlay your sight with additional information streamed over the internet – like when I see a colleague and then a visual tag pops with his name and number on my vision. Like a Google Glass on steroids.

Or a cochlear implant that could hear sound beyond the normal human range. Or an artificial leg that can’t break or you won’t get tired running because it has hydraulics that could give a range boost.

Down the line I imagine people would willingly start giving up their limbs, eyes, ears, etc. to have the artificial ones. I recently started wearing glasses but in the future I could pop my eyes out and put in something snazzy from Samsung that can see in the dark, overlay navigation map for me or even deliver some delirious porn.

Would it stop there?

One day, mark my words, someone would deliver a complete bionic body and we would all port our consciousness to it. That’s it.

The future is bionic. The future is exciting.

But then let me be gone before we get there.

Comments 5

  1. nat wrote:

    Chances are a bionic creature is reading this article. You don’t need to bother we ll be alright.

    Posted 13 Jul 2013 at 9:26 pm
  2. motunrayo wrote:

    No matter how the future might be exciting by becoming bionic i ‘ll be gone before then.

    Posted 13 Jul 2013 at 10:25 pm
  3. nat wrote:

    But on a more serious note, toys and exaggerated gadgets from films of decades ago have become real in today’s world. How long did it take for them to become a reality? Were they gradually released to the society from a hub where they already exist? Can the inventor deliberately slow down a process just because the society he lives in is not prepared for his creation? If this happens sooner than we thought my prayer is May God save us all

    Posted 14 Jul 2013 at 5:51 am
  4. Gloria wrote:

    Lol! U knew you were going to imagine people giving up their limbs. I hope to be well and gone too. Away from the bionic madness

    Posted 14 Jul 2013 at 7:23 am
  5. nat wrote:

    Ha ha ha..the limbs don’t have to be operational. Some people are already dead but their body part already works on another living human…lol.

    Posted 14 Jul 2013 at 11:23 am