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(Mirror.co.uk)   Man claims he's the world's first official cyborg because he has an antenna implanted into his skull. No, it means you're a loon   ( mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2018-02-14 03:44:19 PM  
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2018-02-14 04:56:54 PM  
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/not impressed
//technically not a human
///never claimed to be a cyborg
 
2018-02-14 05:27:15 PM  
If it functions as he claims and allows him to see things he would otherwise be unable to see, then I'd accept his claim as a cyborg.

If it was just an implant that sat there and did nothing, then I'd say just unusual body modification.

Since I can't get inside his head and "see" the world the way he sees it...  Guess I have to just give him the benefit of the doubt that he just might be a cyborg.

Since a titanium ball and plastic and metal socket are artificial and become part of a person, would someone with an artificial hip be a cyborg?  Along with other artificial joint replacement recipients, of course.
 
2018-02-14 05:45:31 PM  

Timid Goddess: If it functions as he claims and allows him to see things he would otherwise be unable to see, then I'd accept his claim as a cyborg.

If it was just an implant that sat there and did nothing, then I'd say just unusual body modification.


Since I can't get inside his head and "see" the world the way he sees it...  Guess I have to just give him the benefit of the doubt that he just might be a cyborg.

Since a titanium ball and plastic and metal socket are artificial and become part of a person, would someone with an artificial hip be a cyborg?  Along with other artificial joint replacement recipients, of course.


I'm glad to see this has been covered. Someone get the lights.
 
2018-02-14 05:54:36 PM  
 
2018-02-14 05:54:51 PM  
Just wait until SnowCrash hits. Then he'll learn.
 
2018-02-14 05:55:33 PM  

Timid Goddess: If it functions as he claims and allows him to see things he would otherwise be unable to see, then I'd accept his claim as a cyborg.

If it was just an implant that sat there and did nothing, then I'd say just unusual body modification.

Since I can't get inside his head and "see" the world the way he sees it...  Guess I have to just give him the benefit of the doubt that he just might be a cyborg.

Since a titanium ball and plastic and metal socket are artificial and become part of a person, would someone with an artificial hip be a cyborg?  Along with other artificial joint replacement recipients, of course.


Artificial hop? No.  Pacemaker?  Absolutely.
 
2018-02-14 05:57:36 PM  
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2018-02-14 05:58:01 PM  
if he got it from a van, then he would have a van-aerial disease
 
2018-02-14 05:59:31 PM  
Just wait until someone gets tired of looking at that thing and yanks it out.
 
2018-02-14 06:00:09 PM  
Ive been on dialysis the last few weeks, it occurred to me I needed these mechanical kidneys to survive, which means twelve hours a week Im a farking cyborg.

/not nearly as fun as I imagined as a kid.
 
2018-02-14 06:01:14 PM  
A cybog is someone who's has been altered in a fundamental way by technology

Fire is technology

Cooking food changed the development of the human skull, jaws, digestive system and the development of the brain

all modern humans are cybogs at birth, at a cellular level.
 
2018-02-14 06:03:19 PM  
I'm more interested in finding out what insane doctor would do this operation, even if it was just planted under the scalp. Which I assume is the case, because if that "antenna" is really through the skull, there's a doctor out there that should be driving Uber.
 
2018-02-14 06:10:15 PM  
I'll bet he's friends with Elizabeth Warren
 
2018-02-14 06:10:28 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Timid Goddess: If it functions as he claims and allows him to see things he would otherwise be unable to see, then I'd accept his claim as a cyborg.

If it was just an implant that sat there and did nothing, then I'd say just unusual body modification.

Since I can't get inside his head and "see" the world the way he sees it...  Guess I have to just give him the benefit of the doubt that he just might be a cyborg.

Since a titanium ball and plastic and metal socket are artificial and become part of a person, would someone with an artificial hip be a cyborg?  Along with other artificial joint replacement recipients, of course.

Artificial hop? No.  Pacemaker?  Absolutely.


What an artificial hop might look like:

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2018-02-14 06:13:36 PM  
And I'm the world's first cyborg sex doll after losing that vibe in my butt. Big deal.
 
2018-02-14 06:17:56 PM  
The self-declared "cyborg artist" claims that his British passport photo shows him with his antenna sticking from his head meaning the UK government accepts that the device is part of him - and recognises him as a cyborg .

Does the photo also show him wearing a shirt? Would that mean that the government accepts that he and the shirt are inextricably bound, and he's half-shirt?
 
2018-02-14 06:18:00 PM  
I'd put a sock on it so people don't stare.
 
2018-02-14 06:19:12 PM  
No more a loon than Racheal Dolezal or Shaun King, or that dude who thinks he's a 6 year old girl, or that woman who identifies as a cat, or that white guy that identifies as a Filipino woman.
 
2018-02-14 06:20:46 PM  

tjsands1118: Ive been on dialysis the last few weeks, it occurred to me I needed these mechanical kidneys to survive, which means twelve hours a week Im a farking cyborg.

/not nearly as fun as I imagined as a kid.


When I did dialysis I had a central line on my neck. I was chawco of borg. But resistance was not futile, I wasn't exactly at my physical peak while on dialysis even though I was 17.

Good luck, I hope you get a transplant and it all works out.

/21 years post dialysis, doin fine thanks for asking :)
 
2018-02-14 06:21:46 PM  
How's about some externally verifiable extensions of human sensory range that were being done on a regular basis years ago, and have practical (if narrow) real-world use?  Fingertip implant of rare earth magnets.  I'd say those are a better qualification for cyborg status than what you're doing, Mr. Attention Whore.
 
2018-02-14 06:22:31 PM  
The guy has a point. He has a cybernetic implant. It in fact effects his brain function.

I don't know about full cyborg, but he has cybernetics by more definitions of the word.
 
2018-02-14 06:24:15 PM  

chawco: The guy has a point. He has a cybernetic implant. It in fact effects his brain function.

I don't know about full cyborg, but he has cybernetics by more definitions of the word.


Cochlear implants?
 
2018-02-14 06:26:38 PM  
Hmmmm.  Yeah maybe. They are surgically implanted. Counts!
 
2018-02-14 06:28:40 PM  
He may be a cyborg, but no matter how effective his implant is, the plethero of prosthetics that are controlled from or feedback into the human nervous system make him a long way from being the first.
 
2018-02-14 06:30:23 PM  
Meh, remote controlled humans are nothing new, subby...

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2018-02-14 06:32:17 PM  
....
Clerk: This is a dog licence with the word 'dog' crossed out and 'cat' written in in crayon.
Man: Man didn't have the right form.
Clerk: What man?
Man: The man from the cat detector van.
Clerk: The loony detector van, you mean.
Man: Look, it's people like you what cause unrest.
Clerk: What cat detector van?
Man: The cat detector van from the Ministry of Housinge.
Clerk: Housinge?
Man: It was spelt like that on the van. I'm very observant. I never seen so many bleedin' aerials. The man said their equipment could pinpoint a purr at four hundred yards, and Eric being such a happy cat was a piece of cake.
....

So, is he from the cat detector van, or is he trying to buy a licence for his cat?
 
2018-02-14 06:32:42 PM  
Know a couple of kids with BaHa hearing aids, that are anchored onto titanium pegs screwed into the skull.  If this guys is a cyborg, so are they.

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2018-02-14 06:34:17 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Timid Goddess: If it functions as he claims and allows him to see things he would otherwise be unable to see, then I'd accept his claim as a cyborg.

If it was just an implant that sat there and did nothing, then I'd say just unusual body modification.

Since I can't get inside his head and "see" the world the way he sees it...  Guess I have to just give him the benefit of the doubt that he just might be a cyborg.

Since a titanium ball and plastic and metal socket are artificial and become part of a person, would someone with an artificial hip be a cyborg?  Along with other artificial joint replacement recipients, of course.

Artificial hop? No.  Pacemaker?  Absolutely.


Or cochlear implant
 
OOF
2018-02-14 06:39:27 PM  

Mayhem_2006: Know a couple of kids with BaHa hearing aids, that are anchored onto titanium pegs screwed into the skull.  If this guys is a cyborg, so are they.

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OOF
2018-02-14 06:40:48 PM  
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2018-02-14 06:54:39 PM  
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2018-02-14 06:58:33 PM  
Question 1
Select actual "organisations which represent people who identify as non-human"
☐  Cyborg Society
☐  American Legislative Exchange Council
☐  Transpecies Society
☐  All of the above
 
2018-02-14 07:07:34 PM  
Also a cyborg

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/cochlear implants are "bionic," but if this loon says he's a cyborg, so is CI man
 
2018-02-14 07:08:28 PM  
possibly cyborg:

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2018-02-14 07:09:07 PM  
No, he's not.

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2018-02-14 07:09:53 PM  
stupid viral movie advertising...

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2018-02-14 07:10:51 PM  
My uncle got one of the wave generators, or whatever they are, implanted in his skull to control his Parkinson's. The battery cables run under the skin all the way to his chest before they pass through externally.

We are already at cyborg, this douche notwithstanding.
 
2018-02-14 07:11:41 PM  
may sport replacement parts:

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2018-02-14 07:23:17 PM  
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Motoko Kusanagi by Madcatstudios

If we are posting random cyborgs.
 
2018-02-14 07:23:36 PM  
How's his reception?

Judging from Fark, I would say poor.
 
2018-02-14 07:25:32 PM  

fictional_character: Also a cyborg

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/cochlear implants are "bionic," but if this loon says he's a cyborg, so is CI man


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2018-02-14 07:28:19 PM  

Timid Goddess: [img.fark.net image 850x1275]Motoko Kusanagi by Madcatstudios

If we are posting random cyborgs.


Oh, so you want to go that route...

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2018-02-14 07:31:43 PM  
Cyber please.
 
2018-02-14 07:33:36 PM  
Subby seems mildly out of touch.

It's bound to happen, and yes, he's among the first of many.
 
2018-02-14 07:38:39 PM  
Cochlear implants are freaking looking as hell. There used to be a guy that did a required drivers safety course once a year that had one. That little box with a flashing light sticking out of the top of his head freaked me out every year. The guy was almost bald, so it had to suck in the summer having to choose to either hear, or not hear and where a cap to keep from getting his head sun burned. That got me thinking that it's a good thing we don't have blow holes.
 
2018-02-14 07:48:27 PM  

WTFDYW: That little box with a flashing light sticking out of the top of his head freaked me out every year.


Know how I know you've never seen a cochlear implant?

You're (maybe) talking about a BAHA.  They are for people who do not have inner ear structures for cochlear implants.

Cochlear implants consist of a wire and implant that are completely sub-dermal.  The processor (on top) attaches via magnet to another magnet under the skin.  Nothing is exposed, and the processor coil (the plastic disk that attaches to the head) is flat, so one can wear a hat easily, all day every day.
 
2018-02-14 07:58:37 PM  

chawco: The guy has a point. He has a cybernetic implant. It in fact effects his brain function.

I don't know about full cyborg, but he has cybernetics by more definitions of the word.


cy·borg
ˈsīˌbôrɡ/
noun
noun: cyborg; plural noun: cyborgs
a fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body

He's exceeding limitations imposed by his biology.

Cyborg.
 
2018-02-14 08:04:39 PM  
10-4 good buddy.
 
2018-02-14 08:08:04 PM  

jars.traptone: chawco: The guy has a point. He has a cybernetic implant. It in fact effects his brain function.

I don't know about full cyborg, but he has cybernetics by more definitions of the word.

cy·borg
ˈsīˌbôrɡ/
noun
noun: cyborg; plural noun: cyborgs
a fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body

He's exceeding limitations imposed by his biology.

Cyborg.


That does not seem to be a proper definition of a cybernetic organism.  But setting that aside, what function is enhanced by this whackadoodle's antenna?

"The sensor that dangles over the top of his head translates light waves into vibrations that he his [sic] brain has learned to decode "

cough*BULLshiat*cough
 
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