mercoledì, ottobre 8th, 2008

Japan Is Creating Your Future Cyborg Overlords Right Now

I don’t know what’s crazier — that there’s a Japanese company called
Cyberdyne, or the fact that it’s creating cyborg limbs that look sort
of like 1960s Cybermen. Or maybe the fact that its cyborg limbs are
called "Human Assistive Limb," or HAL for short. What’s next? The
Brilliant Organ Replacement Group? It’s like they’re announcing that we’re doomed. It’s bad enough that Skynet already exists. More pics below the fold.

Cyberdyne showed off these HAL robot suits today at the company’s new R&D center in Tsukuba City. Mass production of our new overlords
the suits will begin Oct. 10. The suits actually read brain signals and
figure out how you’re going to move, then they assist with motion, for
people with gait disorders or seniors. The suits will go for U.S.
$2,200 a month, or $1,500 for just one leg. Top image by AP/Kasahara. Other images by Yoshikazu Tsuno, AFP/Getty.



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