Thursday, June 16, 2011

Here Come The Cyborgs

Can man and machine be fused to yield a superior product?  Early results from rat and machine show some promise.  Benedict Carey, writing in the New York Times, has the story:

Scientists have designed a brain implant that restored lost memory function and strengthened recall of new information in laboratory rats — a crucial first step in the development of so-called neuroprosthetic devices to repair deficits from dementia, stroke and other brain injuries in humans.
 Attack of the Ratborgs coming?