Big Picture Science - We've Got You Made
ENCORE Wish you could ditch computers? There’s no escape button for that. Computers are not only a part of your daily grind, they may soon be a part of you. We’ll hear from the world’s first cyborg about why we should make nice in our arms race with machines.
Also, the secret behind the extraordinary breakthroughs that DARPA scientists are making – from building autonomous cars to wiring robotic surgeons.
Plus, making space for humans… and their bodily functions: the engineering tricks of toiletry. And, a carbon-based astronaut on the view of Earth from orbit.
- Kevin Warwick – Professor of Cybernetics at University of Reading in the U.K.
- Santiago Bilinkis – Student at the Singularity University
- Mary Roach – Writer and author of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
- Tom Jones – United States astronaut, space consultant, and veteran of four Space Shuttle flights
- Michael Belfiore – Space and Technology writer, and author of The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs
First aired August 23, 2010.
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