Cyborgs were science fictions in yesterday films like Star Wars,Star Trek, The Terminator and many more.But some real-life cyborgs are really emerging. And while they are't exactly half-human, half-machine, they are using implantable technology in remarkable ways.Neil Harbisson is a musician, an artist and a cyborg. He has an antenna surgically implanted in his skull and identifies as a cyborg."It's feeling that you are not using technology and that you are not wearing technology; it's feeling that you are technology," said Harbisson, Cyborg Foundation co-founder.
Harbisson is colorblind, but now his antenna help him to hear color. The device converts the frequencies for different colors into the frequencies for different sounds. Harbisson explains why he would decide to attach the antenna to himself in the first place. He explained how he came with the idea as"I didn't want to wear technology, I wanted this to be an integral part of me."So that's how I kept developing it until I found a doctor that actually drilled my head and made it implanted."
He added that finding a doctor who agreed to put that in his head was difficult and was very complex, because there's bioethical committees that don't really agree with the unions between humans and technology. He said a doctor did anonymously and he don't want to come to the light boasting about his cyborgical operation.His partner, Moon Ribas, is also a self-described cyborg.She wears an antenna that she says vibrates every time there is an earthquake.