Beyond Human

Beyond Human

2008, Technology  -    -  Playlist 45 Comments
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Beyond HumanHumans becoming more like machines. Machines becoming more like humans. Over the centuries, scientists speculated that we could tap into the body's electrical system to restore lost functions or enhance our powers, like machines.

Science fiction has returned again and again to the merger of man and machine, the Cyborg, with fascination and fear.

As we steadily merge with our technology, the focus is on devices that enhance our senses and minds and knit us together in new ways. Members of a lab at the University of Toronto have been pioneering the computerized life style.

Imagine a day when machines walk among us, expressing thoughts, emotions, demanding their rights. Today, we are breathing intelligence, even life, into creatures of silicon and steel.

To build a humanoid that can function in our world is a bold challenge being taken up by isolated labs around the world. Researchers are infusing robots with abilities ranging from grasping to hearing and vision.

If tomorrow's robots are going to share our world, they will have to have something extra: an emotional and psychological dimension to help them communicate and respond in ways people can understand.

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6 years ago

Comments of you guyz are just cool.. But whenever someone talks about More than human thing..more exploring more, more complicated .. So if u think like a normal human being you wont get all that.. Seroiusly we need some upgrades..Enhaced capabilities..100%GenesActivated..Beyond humanss

8 years ago

I would like to volunteer to be the cyborg ....human plus machine. Where and how does one go to volunteer ?

10 years ago

Exterminate, exterminate, exteeeerminate :D

When can I get me a tasp?

Simeon Kwong
10 years ago

but...if we are monitored at all time, wont this be a violation of privacy?

10 years ago

I really dont know what to think about all this. I mean i could tell my grandma and sould would probably just zone me out or stair at me, not really understanding "ROBOTS" I dont know peeeps, run for the hills, dont return home that day ! LOL

10 years ago

last word of this documentary says "Making Birth of our own Future"I say ! Go make a real a Baby! and RAISE A CHILD you Cowards and d*mn Mo*ons! research my azz ....nine months is all it takes to make one

10 years ago

what the central bankers want is far from ideal. They want most of the population eliminated,and to herd the rest into smaller and smaller areas which will be your own prison.You will be unable to travel freely,all your monetary value will be on an electronic chip,which they will have the ability to shutdown if you oppose the NWO.

11 years ago

...Build a beautiful lady robot, it can do ALL that a real woman can do, but, without the nagging and screaming.....I'll divorce my present wife, buy it and marry it!

11 years ago

With all that consumerism I hope they will make that the new event can be used under water now the polar are melting even faster !


11 years ago

In future i can hack the robot and command him to do bad things. I hope the researchers think about this topic allso, when they are building robots.

11 years ago

Researchers are infusing robots with abilities ranging from grasping to hearing and vision.

11 years ago

The original concept of human merging with robots seems likely to me. In the future there will be no humanoid robots and no humans, only "dumb" machines (think factory robots) and cyborgs: biologically re-engineered humans that do not age, that can extend the mind beyond comprehension. Intelligence will evolve exponentially. Our ability to create computers will lead to the next step in human evolution, very possibly saving the species.

11 years ago

Let's hope that robots, when linked together, decide that human psychology is best avoided. We ae not the best example of a sane organism.

11 years ago

What about hackers? They're going to love this new toy.

Rocky Racoon
11 years ago

So the one percent will be able to do without their wage slaves and have nice compliant robots doing everything for then...until they go at each others throats that is.

11 years ago

good stuff! The robots from Honda are really cool! I hope I get to see a Robo soccer cup one day.

11 years ago

We're already hooked up to GPS via our smartphones so people can pretty much be traced wherever they are.

11 years ago

Will i be able to shoot lasers from my chest yes or no? >:O

11 years ago

If you like your films with huge dollops of superlatives, then this is the ultimate documentary for you! The narrator claims that soon we will feel 'left out' if we''re not hooked-up full-time to a central processor that knows where we are. I'd guess lots of folk see this as a nightmare rather than a utopia. Also it would be nice to feed the global population adequately before spending x zillion dollars on turning us all into cyborgs.
Blade Runner anyone?

11 years ago

I don't want machines demanding their rights.

11 years ago

hooked up to gps to know where we are ... really ?

11 years ago

The part on eye sight of this doc reminds me of the 1991 movie called Until The End Of The World with William Hurt (my favorite actor).
A good movie with a fantastic sound track.
from the wiki page: "the prototype is revealed to be a device for recording and translating brain impulses— a camera for the blind."

11 years ago

transhumanism at it's worst!

11 years ago

Bulshit, misleading talk of modern science! There's no future for those who don't respect and learn lessons of the past! Until we don't learn laws of nature can't expect some light future neither