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#1 Edited by SpidermanWins (3963 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously...Bioengineers at Harvard have made the first ever cyborg tissue. It is essentially made out of neurons, heart cells, muscle, and blood vessels interwoven by nanowires and transistors that monitor bioelectric impulses. Using this technology, in the very soon future, researchers think control of cellular behavior is possible through just slight changes. This tissue is an actual working hybrid of living cells and electric components. The living components, being from rat test subjects. The leader of the group: Charles Leiber described it, saying that; "It allows one to effectively blur the boundary between electronic, inorganic systems and organic, biological ones,". Although these first tissues are limited in function, they are going to open huge gateways in medical science, nano-technology, and engineering. This is great news for the medical field especially. Think about robot organs being used to replace failing ones for someone who might die otherwise, or prosthetic that allow someone without limbs to get the chance to actually fully control a prosthetic arm or leg of robot tissue, or disease fighting nanorobots in the body. The future really has begun.

This is a HUGE achievement for mankind IMO. Should be all over the news tomorrow.

Cue the Terminator references...

#2 Posted by Cozy_Da_Djed_Eye (10306 posts) - - Show Bio

=]

#3 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

My mind immediately flashes to all the possible apocalyptic future scenarios that could result from this, just as the internet has trained me to do.

Seriously though, this is pretty amazing.

#4 Posted by JediXMan (31594 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously, though. That's pretty cool.

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#5 Posted by Aronmorales (9567 posts) - - Show Bio

Something inside of me worries, but I'm feeling more impressed and excited to let it get the best of me.

Besides, the potential is extraordinarily beneficial

#6 Posted by AssertingValor (5576 posts) - - Show Bio

Terminators !

#7 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20464 posts) - - Show Bio

ROBOTS VS. BATH SALT ZOMBIES IN THE FUTURE!!!

#8 Posted by Inverno (13351 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my...

#9 Posted by Aiden Cross (15526 posts) - - Show Bio

Impressive. Good news for my brother who has a heart disease :)

#10 Posted by Lea_Drago (311 posts) - - Show Bio

This is so awesome O_O

#11 Posted by lagoon_boy (10880 posts) - - Show Bio

#12 Posted by God_Spawn (38609 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan: Get your fedora, JXM. We are going cyborg hunting.

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#13 Posted by Strafe Prower (11893 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm impressed, yet a bit taken back. I'm not sure I like the idea, but as a comic geek I can't help but be excited.

#14 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8109 posts) - - Show Bio

They have invented a what now?

Seriously though, this is an awesome advancement in technology.

#15 Posted by Deranged Midget (17987 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, reminds me of Will Smith's upgrades in I Robot.

#16 Posted by _Zombie_ (10471 posts) - - Show Bio

GAME OVER MAN, GAME OVER.

#17 Posted by Living_Monstrosity (437 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh geez, what's next... civil rights for cyborgs? We should put an end to this now.

#18 Posted by SilverGalford (3241 posts) - - Show Bio

let's call John Connor LOL!

#19 Posted by Ms. Omega (4587 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally my dream has come true bbq robot meat nomnomnom...

#20 Posted by Dracade102 (8126 posts) - - Show Bio

This is totally cool. Only a matter of time before scientists get tempted to start spit-shining organs with that stuff I bet...

#21 Posted by Death Certificate (5408 posts) - - Show Bio

So cyborg ninjas will become a reality...

#22 Posted by GR2Blackout (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

@Imagine_Man15 said:

My mind immediately flashes to all the possible apocalyptic future scenarios that could result from this, just as the internet has trained me to do.

THIS

#23 Posted by space_coyote (1152 posts) - - Show Bio

Craziness....

#24 Posted by riiiiiiiight (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Dang, it's pretty cool being in the future.

#25 Posted by CrimsonCake (2683 posts) - - Show Bio

YES, YES ,YES!!!!!More realistic Robots!

#26 Posted by jobiwankenobi (1462 posts) - - Show Bio

1st reaction:

Oh no the world's going to end in an apocalypse.

2nd reaction:

Ahhhhh! Devil's work!!!!!!!!

#27 Posted by CrimsonCake (2683 posts) - - Show Bio

@jobiwankenobi said:

1st reaction:

Oh no the world's going to end in an apocalypse.

2nd reaction:

Ahhhhh! Devil's work!!!!!!!!

There was an article about a worker in London (I think) who got killed by a machine (I think it was some sort of arm),and guess what the first reaction to THAT was.

#28 Edited by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

I freaking love science,just hate how some people try to use it...my science teacher said science is like fire,it can benefit and harm mankind.Depends on how you use it,and i agree....although some people say this is playing god,they're just fanatics,no offense..i believe in god,and this is just epic,science never fails to amaze me,just awesome.Hope people just see it accurately and not how other people see it (not as a personal tool to something irrelevant,it's science,it's cool),see it for how it accurately is,and yes i mean awesome!

#29 Posted by Deadite (25701 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's play God.
 
 
I better prepare for Skynet..
 
 
/Sarcasm XD

#31 Edited by nishi99 (385 posts) - - Show Bio

This is why Science is EPIC.

#32 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

@nishi99 said:

This is why Science is EPIC.

Upwards and onwards. Incredible news -- kudos to those who worked so hard to reach this achievement. It's truly great to be alive.

#33 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29515 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome.

Now get to work on that immortality serum.

#34 Posted by Mr_riddler (15708 posts) - - Show Bio

KILL THEM ALL, VENOM!

#35 Posted by Mr_Ingenuity (8553 posts) - - Show Bio

Os no more of this.

Great, plus all the other applications.

#36 Posted by utotheg38 (18861 posts) - - Show Bio

Robot sex slave?

#37 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12273 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

Now get to work on that immortality serum.

This.

#38 Posted by King Saturn (225700 posts) - - Show Bio
immortality maybe closer than we think...
#39 Posted by No_Trolling (653 posts) - - Show Bio

Where can i get my hands on one of these.... fleshy robots.

#40 Posted by spartan92 (2512 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if in the future they can engineer our own muscle with this " Cyborg tissue " to make someone superhuman.

#41 Posted by _FUSE_ (32 posts) - - Show Bio

That's amazing. Their also successfully cloning organs now

#42 Posted by ChaosBlazer (3930 posts) - - Show Bio

cool.

#43 Posted by Rumble Man (11073 posts) - - Show Bio

Super strength here we come

#44 Posted by terry2012 (6031 posts) - - Show Bio

@Living_Monstrosity:

@ZombieBigfoot:

@lagoon_boy:

@CaioTrubat:

@LordMaverick: This

#45 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18885 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool!

#46 Posted by Suprman (442 posts) - - Show Bio

pretty neat. I now wait for the religious community to declare this blasphemy and claim in every way how wrong this is and those behind it are godless sinners. I will then laugh in their faces

#47 Posted by YoungJustice (6924 posts) - - Show Bio

Weird.....

#48 Posted by ARMIV2 (8879 posts) - - Show Bio

This'll mean a whole lot of things to a whole lot of people, but as for me, I'm on the fence on whether or not I should think this is one of the coolest things ever or if these guys are getting ahead of themselves...

I might just be acting paranoid, but I don't think that's entirely wrong of me...

#49 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (2899 posts) - - Show Bio

Giggity.

#50 Posted by Nijis (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my gosh that is really really cool!!