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CYBORGS TECHNOTRENDZ-2007 Aakruthi Presented by: G.Rakesh Reddy(05001A0517), M.Sravan Kumar(05001A0521), III B-Tech, III B-Tech, Computer Science & Engineering, JNTU College of Engineering, JNTU College of Engineering, Anantapur, Anantapur, AndhraPradesh-515002 AndhraPradesh-515002 E-mail:rakeshreddy_27@yahoo.com Email:MASTERSRAVAN@yahoo.com Mobile:9966645717 Mobile:
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ABSTRACT In the years ahead we will witness machines with intelligence more powerful than that of humans. This will mean that robots, not humans, make all the important decisions. It will be a robot dominated world with dire consequences for humankind. The question is –Is there an alternative way ahead? Humans have limited capabilities. Humans sense the world in a restricted way, vision being the best of the senses. Humans understand the world in only 3 dimensions and communicate in a very slow, serial fashion called speech. But can this be improved on? Can we use technology to upgrade humans? The possibility exists to enhance human capabilities. To harness the ever increasing abilities of machine intelligence, to enable extra sensory input and to communicate in a much richer way, using thought alone. This possibility is made possible in the form of Cyborgs . A Cyborg is a Cyb ernetic Org anism, part human part machine; it thrives on the inputs both from the living senses and from the machine interface, which acts as an enhancement module. In this seminar, we intend to throw some light on, how exactly the cyborgdom is achieved and what are the future aspects and prospects? Are we witnessing a true revolution in human futuristics or is it going to be just a flight of fantasy? That the future will tell. But for now let us understand what Cyborgs are all about?
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1. THE CYBORG ANCESTRY The world's first cyborg was a white lab rat, part of an experimental program at New York's Rockland State Hospital in the late 1950s. The rat had implanted in its body a tiny osmotic pump that injected precisely controlled doses of chemicals, altering several of its physiological parameters. It was part animal, part machine. The Rockland rat is one of the stars of a paper called " Cyborgs and Space ," written by Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline in 1960. This engineer/psychiatrist double act invented the term cyborg (short for "cybernetic organism") to describe the vision of an "augmented man," From the start, the cyborg was more than just another technical project; it was a kind of scientific and military daydream. The possibility of escaping its annoying bodily limitations led a generation that grew up on Superman and Captain America to throw the full weight of its grown-up R&D budget into achieving a real-life superpower. By the mid-1960s, cyborgs were big business, with millions of US Air Force dollars finding their way into projects to build exoskeletons, master-slave robot arms, biofeedback devices, and expert systems. It wasn't only the military that was captivated by the possibilities of the cyborg. Now
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