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Super You: How Technology is Revolutionizing What It Means to Be Human by Sean Carruthers, Kay Svela Walker, Andy Walker

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6. Franken-You: A Better Life Through Cyborg Technology

You are a cyborg. Yes, you sitting in that chair holding this book. Now if you get in front of a mirror, you might not look like one, especially with that little glob of guacamole on your upper lip, but trust us you are. You’re just not the cyborg that Hollywood generally defines. Then again, when was the last time Hollywood was right about anything?

Here are two ways we know you are a cyborg:

• For one, no one looks like Michelangelo’s Vitruvian Man any more (see Figure 6.1). We’re all wired up with an iPhone and other gadgets and as you’ll see in this chapter, our contemporary brethren are doing miraculous things to their own bodies to evolve past Michelangelo’s original vision of man. ...

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