28.6.07

More than meets the I.V.

After spending an hour complaining about fictional robots last night, it's time for me to move on. For starters, I am happy to say that Transformers can't hold a candle to this...

Israeli scientists have invented a miniature robot that can travel through a human's blood vessels.

Welcome to the Year 2000! It took a while for it to show up, but now that it's here, I'm not complaining. This modern future gets even better when you combine this with last year's news about the Man With No Pulse

Then, on the design front, we have groups like the Open Prosthetics Project, who don't see why our artificial arms can't have swooping curves and wild colours, or have mp3 players and LED flashlights built into them. If you think about it, it's ridiculous that we've settled for "lifelike" rubber limbs for as long as we have.

It's the dawn of the cyborg age. And who knows? Maybe then, people will be a bit more concerned over GMC's marketing campaigns.

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