He Wants to Be A Cyborg, Do You?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 999 , Segment 6
Episode: Asylum Policy, E-Scooters, Blind Navigation
- Feb 4, 2019 11:00 pm
- 19:21 mins
Guest: Professor Kevin Warwick, Emeritus Professor of Cybernetics, Coventry University and University of Reading The human body is pretty remarkable. But engineer Kevin Warwick thinks it could be a lot better. We can’t communicate brain to brain, telepathically, for example. And we don’t have x-ray or infrared vision. Okay so Warwick’s gripes sound like he’s been watching too much science fiction. But he’s made a name for himself the last 20 years pushing the limits of what the human body can do when it’s merged with technology. He and his students at Coventry University and the University of Reading in England did some pretty wild experiments implanting electrodes and magnets in themselves, making themselves “cyborgs” as Warwick likes to say.