As Science Brothers, we always have the desire to learn more and discover new avenues or discoveries in science and technology. So, what better than a good TED talk. This post is simple, we offer 5 TED talk that inspires the Science Bros. to do research and innovate with our inventions.
A prosthesis for soldiers
The first is presented by Dean Kamen, a great inventor in the United States. He explains his story about a prosthetic he is developing for the Department of Defense. People have asked him to invest in this project to return members to war victims. He was reluctant at first, but at the end of the video, it shows the result that is very impressive for the year 2007! This is a very inspiring video, in my opinion, for anyone interested in bionics.
A prosthesis that can feel the touch
The second TED Talk is titled A prosthetic arm that feels by Todd Kuiken. An engineer who specializes in the connection of robotic prosthesis on his patients in collaboration with doctors. He explains what technology is available and that before, he was trying to connect the members directly on the nerves and it was a difficult process. That is why they have developed another approach by directly modifying the muscle of the patients so that the prosthesis integrates and connects better to the body of the person. In addition, he talks about a prosthesis that can now add a feeling of touch to patients, as if they found the sensation of their lost limb. Then he makes a demonstration with one of his patients.
When the AI will control the human!
The third is presented by Nick Bostrom and the title is What happens when we get smarter than we are? In his presentation, he presents what will happen if artificial intelligence take control of the human. In addition, he describes what should be done to ensure that AI does not take control, but he wonders if it is really possible to impose restrictions on them. The AI research (artificial intelligence) will certainly shake up and change the world we know. In his Ted Talk, he makes a very good comparison with the human who has gone beyond the primate in evolution. This could be the case for humans if we do not take the necessary precautions to improve the human before AI. In short, a good video to watch, unless all of this make you worry more than anything else!
More bionic prostheses!
The last two TED talk we offer are those with one person who influences us the most in our organization, named Hugh Herr. When he was young, he was doing a lot of climbing and one day, he fell down a cliff and lose half of his legs with an amputation near the knees. All this is explained in the Ted talks and other Youtube videos, so I will not dwell on all the details, but in short, he decided not to back down about his fate and go to study robotics and bioni The last two TED talks we offer are those with one person who influences us the most in our organization, named Hugh Herr. When he was young, he was doing a lot of climbing and one day, he fell down a cliff and lose half of his legs with an amputation near the knees. All this is explained in the Ted talks and other YouTube videos, so I will not dwell on all the details, but in short, he decided not to back down about his fate and go to study robotics and bionics, and eventually become a professor at MIT. He and his research team have developed bionic applications for people who have lost their limbs and the technology is simply fascinating. Probably my two top Ted talk all over the site! In his first, titled The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance, he describes his life and his prosthesis and makes a demonstration with a former dancer who lost her leg. Regarding the second video, How We Will Become Cyborgs and Extend Human Potential, he explains how the human will probably become a cyborg that can be modified as it sees fit, have a stronger body, faster and with good other possibilities. In addition, he explains the details of “NeuroEmbodied Design,” developed by him and his team in order to directly connect the robotic prostheses to turn the human into a cyborg.
In short, these videos are all available on the site of Ted.com and if you want to hear me talk about all this, episode 3 of the podcast Scientifiquement Parlant explains it all. On Ted’s site, videos are also transcribed in writing for people who prefer to read the whole thing. I hope those conferences will inspire you as much as they inspire us for our projects. I remind you that the primary purpose of Science Bros. is to develop this kind of bionic prosthetic application in order to improve the human condition and these videos helps us to move forward! Thank you to all of those who support us. If you want to help us with our projects, there is always our Patreon, patreon.com/sciencebrosca or simply subscribe to our YouTube channel and on social media will help us greatly! Thanks again and have a good time watching the videos!
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