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Sunday, March 6, 2016

The world's first eyeborg

Antennas are not always used only on inanimate objects. As performed by Neil Harbisson, actually makes the antenna in helping him recognize colors. This man was born a color blind with a condition known as achromatopsia. He saw a gray-paced world, there is only black and white.

This condition makes it not discouraged. Harbisson reinvent himself. He planted an antenna implant that is inserted into the bone down to the skull. This antenna has the ability to recognize the colors presented in the form of sound. Within three years, he was able to remember all the microtones resulting from the reading of color.
Neil Harbisson has an antenna implant to hear color. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XiTb8)
After he mastered the use of the antenna, he adds infrared and ultraviolet waves to repertoire. He admits, has been fully able to assimilate and dreamed device can recognize a variety of colors. "My brain was able to hear a variety of colors even in my sleep," he said when speaking in public as reported from News.Discovery on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Of Harbisson information, it appeared that the body can be modified and can also improve the quality and function, or called Transhumanism. It allows someone to use technology to enhance their intellectual, physical and psychological condition.

The Harbisson's success, making him considered to be in the world's first cyborg. Antennas are used and planted permanently on the skull and deliver information in the form of sound waves to the inner ear through the spinal cord.

Now with the antenna he appeared like any other normal human being who can recognize the different types of color through sound waves. As an artist, Harbisson use the antennas to produce a variety of the latest artwork. Now, he has managed to change the voice that he heard then presented in a visual form. He has Eyeborg applications that can be used on Android devices to listen to different kinds of color through sound. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEWS DISCOVERY]
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