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Jerion
15th Oct 2008, 17:00
Well how about that...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7669159.stm

This could be another step towards mechanical augmentations.

Yargo
15th Oct 2008, 19:02
I have seen similar articles before. and its not just Mechanical augs. They are creating genes that will encode for proteins that boost endurance and strength.

I think there is already a similar thread out there.

CarloGervasi
16th Oct 2008, 02:09
Deus Ex is a prediction of the future, technology wise. I guarantee you'll see everything you see in Deus Ex by 2052. Maybe not publicly available, you probably won't buy yourself an aggressive defense system at the local Wal-mart, but it'll exist.

magu2k
29th Oct 2008, 13:58
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain-computer_interface

Specifically:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain-computer_interface#Human_BCI_research

There are robotic arms that can be completely controlled by the nerve with tactile grip, etc.

There are even suits that increase your strength by a factor of 10. I don't know that they are public but
http://www.cyberdyne.jp/english/
is the company that has it, that picture on the top is of the suit.

I'ts in in its infancy but it's developing rapidly.

K^2
29th Oct 2008, 15:40
Deus Ex is a prediction of the future, technology wise. I guarantee you'll see everything you see in Deus Ex by 2052. Maybe not publicly available, you probably won't buy yourself an aggressive defense system at the local Wal-mart, but it'll exist.
Not really. I mean, yeah, a lot of these things will exist, but in a very different way than how DX portrays them. For example, nanomachines are pretty much out of the question by '52. We might, however, have some virus-based systems using body's own delivery systems to do some of the similar tasks, like direct tissue repair. We'll also have some micro-robotics, which will handle similar tasks when you don't need the nano-scale.

I also guarantee that we won't have any form of UC even in early stages by '52. In fact, I think we'll have simple quantum teleportation before we have UC teleportation. The difference between quantum state manipulation and direct assembly might be academic to you, but I assure you that there are some fundamentally different issues with the two.

Some things will be far more advanced, on the other hand. General use AI, for example. Not to mention a whole lot of things that we simply haven't even thought of yet. Nobody predicted internet phenomenon 50 years before it started, even though all the core concepts were there, and even predictions of various networks that perform similar tasks. But nobody had any clue what it would become. And there are a lot of wild cards out there. The aforementioned quantum teleportation could be at a state in 30 or so years where we'll be able to transfer organic materials. We already have the basic theory on how-to tested with some rudimentary experiments. It's not SciFi. We know it works. But it's hard to say how well it will transfer a person even when we do get it all together. It might be impossible to preserve personality. It might be a complicated and painful procedure used only to send certain persons to remote location, like some colony on Mars. Or it might actually turn out to be so safe and efficient that we'll use QT assembly units as doorways to travel wherever. There is just no way to say with any certainty what the state of it will be in 40-50 years. Can you really imagine what such a world might be like? Neither can I.

GmanPro
29th Oct 2008, 16:50
Would you put your brain... in a robot body?

:lol:

Yerky
29th Oct 2008, 23:05
Hi, this is my first post here. I played Deus Ex about eight years ago and just beat Deus Ex 2. I really liked both games but, judging from the debut teaser and concept art, I think Deus Ex 3 will be much better than the first two. Anyway, here's a pretty cool video demonstration of a mind controlled wheelchair (http://www.theaudeo.com/wheelchair.wmv).

Humans aren't really evolving anymore because they aren't experiencing any selection on heritable traits. To me, the direct interfacing of humans with machines is something like evolution. This is really cool stuff for me because I have a big imagination.