Skip to comments.‘Bionic man’ walks, breathes with artificial parts
Posted on 10/11/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology.
The term bionic man was the stuff of science fiction in the 1970s, when a popular TV show called The Six Million Dollar Man chronicled the adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut whose body was rebuilt using artificial parts after he nearly died.
Now, a team of engineers has assembled a robot using artificial organs, limbs and other body parts that comes tantalizingly close to a true bionic man. For real, this time.
The artificial man is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called The Incredible Bionic Man, it chronicles engineers attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts that range from a working kidney and circulation system to cochlear and retina implants.
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We can rebuild him. Bigger. Stronger. We have the technology.
Great, a metrosexual robot. If his hair was a little longer maybe he could be in A Flock of Seagulls!
Wow- and it even looks better than Anakin/Vader who, inexplicably, had things bionically replaced, but they couldn’t manage plastic surgery!
When these are perfected will they replace police/soldiers, like the Terminator? Will they be affordable and do housework and say ‘yes, dear’ a LOT? I’d buy one!
Replace police/soldiers? Doubtful. The hard part with these human wannabe gizmos is the artificial intelligence. It’s not easy being human. We do a lot of things that are simply amazing in terms of intelligence. More likely these could be used as remote control police/soldiers, run by nameless, faceless bureaucrats. Perfect candidate for complicated bomb squad work, and a great theme for a scary sci fi story.
Will Obamacare pay for it?
Looks like a really bad toupee to me.
Navy Seals have had these robots for decades. /partly s
Yeah, that’s a pretty homosexual looking robot.
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