New research has made progress on technology that will help blur the line between body and machine, and, at the very least, help us get around the annoying problem of finding power sources for our electronic devices!
Scientists at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis are working on tiny “nanogenerators” that can be used to power tiny medical devices throughout the body. Instead of using batteries implants like pacemakers could be powered by human activity like walking, breathing, or even swinging your arms.
If you have cyborgs in your futuristic yarn they may look completely organic on the outside but still display some curious traits. Maybe nobody knows what going on inside them until they make an (unscheduled?) stop at the clinic.
- Jonathan Hernandez