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  • CYBORGS AMONG US
  • In a few years, technology will merge with our bodies in ways that today seem unimaginable and will redefine the limits of what’s a human being. Nowadays, there are already people crossing the boundary just for the sake of it - implanting electronic devices that provide them capacities that go beyond what is "normal." They are the first cyborgs, and they face society’s reaction, ranging from mistrust to enthusiasm. Currently, they are only a small minority and many people see them as weird experimenters but, in the near future, we may recognize them as pioneers. The film’s main characters are four cyborgs. We learn why they decided to implant themselves, what are the advantages and difficulties they find in their daily life and how they fight to overcome social mistrust. We also visit high-level research labs, where we realize that science is closer than we think to be able to turn ourselves into cyborgs - and that the barrier is, above all, ethical. In the final part, the film analyzes the philosophical, ethical and legal implications of going beyond human by letting machines become part of us.


EDN Member
Joan Úbeda

Year
2017

Status
Finished Film


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