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mamoru 07-18-2012 01:38 AM

"Cyborg" Man Assaulted at McDonalds
 
'Cyborg' professor claims assault at Paris McDonald's over digital glassesĀ* - NY Daily News

Quote:

Originally Posted by New York Daily News
A Canadian professor is claiming that he was attacked by employees at a McDonald’s in Paris over his digital eyeglasses, which are permanently attached to his skull.
Steve Mann, described as “the world’s first cyborg,” is the inventor of the EyeTap. The device enhances his vision and transmits information directly to his retina.

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He angrily grabbed my eyeglass, and tried to pull it off my head,” Mann wrote, adding that the EyeTap cannot be removed without special tools.

...freaky. His eyeglasses took photos (autonomously? I'm not sure) of the guys who assaulted him. He has a blog and posted the photos here. But Christ. If you click on the article link you can see the dude with his cybernetic implants. NIGHTMARE MATERIAL

Cornflake 07-19-2012 11:04 PM

mann seems like a really cool guy, and the technology he's working on has come a long way the past 30 years.

the mcdonalds restaurants in france are known for having horrible employees, so i'm not surprised this is where it happened. i fear as technological assistance/improvement becomes more common place this will happen a lot.
http://i45.tinypic.com/2d9urug.jpg

Bolter 07-20-2012 10:41 AM

its cool alright, some people are just too much

Sanichi 07-22-2012 08:36 PM

This might be a bit of a generalization, but, individuals within Paris are some of the rudest people in all of France in my opinion. It's like completely different climate compared to southern France, christ!

james 07-22-2012 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mishka (Post 1747363)
NIGHTMARE MATERIAL

Really though, guy's kind of scary looking with his set-up. Of course, that doesn't justify the attack, but still ****ing scary.

Gaap 07-24-2012 08:49 PM

Eh. His equipment is a bit weird, but I am used to the weirdness, since I am customed to the "changing world"... And because of "Google Glasses". But oh man. I have never been to France (and probably never will for a long time), but they should learn to behave like real people and not mess with personal space. ;S Sure I can understand that it's freaky and had a camera that they are cautious with... Man. So much to say about this. Glad he was alright though...


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