Nerd Nation

Season 1 Episode 9


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 15, 2004 on techtv
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Science Fiction has combined the human form with robotic parts for many years. Some feel that this cybernetic combination is the way of the future and can benefit those who need replacement parts for their body. Others fear that we will become dependent on these robotic parts and may decide to remove healthy human organs for something more powerful. But for engineering professor Steve Mann, he is trying to help humanity no matter what the controversy. He has spent most of his life experimenting with life-enhancing technology and making it a reality. Nerd Nation follows Mann and his creation of the EyeTap, which records every encounter has has while also displaying messages or program coding fed by a computer and wireless transmitters he has strapped to his body. It lets people who see the video footage, which he can upload to his website, "be" him rather than see him. Is this the future of artificial limbs, is it an invasion of privacy, or is it a technology that we really shouldn't be developing?moreless

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