The Real Bionic Man Is Here Again

Posted: Apr 15 2006, 2:10am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 5:27pm CDT, in Other Stuff


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The Real Bionic Man is Here Again

The 70s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man featured Lee Majors as the world's first bionic man.

Today's research in enhancements for humans is always getting connected to this classic TV series. This week again articles with the headline the 'real bionic man is here'. The funny part is that with a quick research I found that in 2002 the reali bionic man was also already here.
Back to the present time. An article on Forbes from April 4th features the BLEEX exoskeleton from Berkeley (details), Dextra, the artificial hand from Rutgers University (details) and thee bionic eye from Stanford University (details). A new article on the UK's The Guardian (linked today on Slashdot) features the exact same three research projects in a different article about the bionic man being real.
In 2002 CNN reported already about Bionics not being Science fiction anymore. The Bionic Eye was also already on CNN in 2002.

Science and technology is like fashion, everything is repeating itself every couple of years. Sometimes it becomes boring, sometimes it can bring a fresh angle. Pulling those individual advances in human extension research under the term Bionic man is just not adding anything for me. Find more about the classic TV series here.

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