DailyDirt: Combining Biology And Machines…

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Nature has had a few billion years to evolve some pretty useful abilities, but people are always trying to improve upon what’s already available. One of the big challenges is creating an interface between biological mechanisms and various electronic devices. Implanting electrodes into brains or having insects control robot bodies are ongoing experiments — and there are a few other projects combining biology and machines that could be even more cutting edge.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Tongue input

My personal wished for device would allow me to use my tongue to control my phone or computer just like a mouse. Tongue control would free people to use heads up displays without touching anything. The response time is also much faster so fighter pilots and astronauts could use it and keep their hands free for other uses. If it was going to happen in the next year, I would get mine split to give myself effectively two finger input.

Anonymous Coward says:

We could hurry the coming apocalypse along if we machine-enhanced one of these.

(http://www.cracked.com/article_23158_the-spiky-fern-that-eats-sheep-5-evil-plants.html.)
OK, yeah, sometimes I read Cracked. It’s occasionally insightful. This article (http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ways-china-hollywood-are-teaming-up-to-ruin-movies/) has a lot of relevance to arguments about piracy ‘destroying’ the movie industry. Plus dick jokes.

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