When I read Dezeen’s article about Neil Harbisson – the first recognized cyborg because his wearable device appears on his passport, I really felt something new was happening. Here is Neil’s talk at TED.
I may not be able to experiment this eyeborg device soon. However, reading the interview, Neil is reporting to have really integrated the device, meaning the interaction moved from reading information to feeling.
This sure requires the interaction to be highly natural and smooth. Would anyone be able to interact so naturally with an eyeborg? After this example of “officially recognized cyborg”, would anyone wearing a device be able to go through airport security gates with it one day?
This would allow more intrusive devices. But apart from handicapped people and a couple of crazy scientists playing with their body as guinea pigs, no one would like to get operated on, even for enhanced interactivity!