Cybernetic Implants

In: Computers and Technology

Submitted By aceseal4
Words 848
Pages 4
Cybernetic Implants
One of the things that we will probably being seeing in the future is the development of cybernetic implants. There are a few pros and cons to the development of cybernetic implants. Some of the pros could be increased life span do to less illness, increased economy due to the sales of implants, increased productivity due to increased physical strength, increased security due to most everything financial would be implanted into you so less identity theft, and increased technology due to increased portions of the brain being unlocked from neural enhancements.
Some of the cons could be issues such as the religious views on such things. Some religions believe that the use of cybernetic implants for financial transactions to be a form of the mark of the beast and would have no part in such implants. This issue alone could start major riots and divisions in certain states. Another issue could result from the physical enhancement side. There will probably be an increase in crimes such as grand theft auto due to people having increased strength and in essence feeling almost godlike. They will probably be more likely to ignore the laws and think that they are above them. This will also cause those who cannot afford such implants to be at increased risk. The neural enhancements could also cause people to be able to outthink many security systems and be able to develop more homemade devices for crime.
There is a lot consider when dealing with cybernetic implants. While on one hand it definitely has the potential to be able to help our economy and be able to help a lot with all the medical issues we face today, there is still a great deal of issues to be worked out before any of these things could be implemented into society. The biggest area that I see these things occurring in at first would have to be the military. The use of these in the military…...

Similar Documents

Breast Implants

...Advantages of Breast Implants Women get breast implants for a number of reasons, although research has shown that the number one reason is to improve their quality of life. It is a given fact that in today’s world, appearance matters, and women are going the extra mile to look better even if it involves surgery. The size of a woman’s breasts contribute significantly to her overall look, so if they are not happy with this aspect of their body it can result in low self esteem. This is one of the reasons women get breast implants and to reestablish their confidence and overall well being.   There are also other more personal reasons why women get breast implants. Some would simply like to achieve a more proportional look in their body if their breasts are too small, and implants are the answer. Implants are also useful when it comes to reshaping breasts to give it a more natural look, especially if it has been slightly distorted due to pregnancy and breast feeding.   Today, breast implant surgery is highly developed due to decades of research, science, and medicine. Procedures are much more personal and individual, in order to give women a highly customized look that suits their own unique anatomy and needs. There are several benefits to getting breast implants today: Breast Implant Center of Hawaii The aesthetic benefits of breast implants are highly valuable to women. Breast implants can greatly enhance the shape of a woman’s figure by giving her fuller breasts and......

Words: 2258 - Pages: 10

Preprosthetic and Implant Surgery

...Preprosthetic and Implant Surgery espite dentistry's improved ability to maintain dentition, many individual continue to require replacement of some or all of their teeth. Surgical improvement of the denture-bearing area and surrounding tissue (preprosthetic surgery) offers an exciting and demanding challenge to the dental practice. Many minor modifications of the alveolar ridge and vestibular areas can greatly improve denture stability and retention. In some cases, patients have severe bone changes or soft tissue abnormalities that require extensive surgical preparation before the prosthetic appliance can be properly constructed and worn. Procedures that improve prosthesis retention and stability are discussed and illustrated in Chapter 13. One of the most exciting frontiers in dentistry is implantology. Proper bony and soft tissue reconstruction followed by placement of implants and subsequent prosthetic reconstruction can provide patients with a more natural and efficient substitution for their lost dentition. Depending on the circumstances, several types of implant systems may be used. Chapter 14 discusses the various types of implant systems currently in use and their advantages, disadvantages, and indications for use. 247 Preprosthetic Surgery Mark W. Ochs and Myron R. Tucker CHAPTER OUTLINE OBJECTIVES OF PREPROSTHETIC SURGERY OF PATIENT EVALUATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING Evaluation of Supporting Bony Tissue Evaluation of Supporting Soft Tissue Treatment...

Words: 17845 - Pages: 72

Breast Implants

...Breast Implants In 1997, the United States had 101,176 people that went through surgery for breast implants and in 2000 that number more than doubled to 203,310; just in those 3 years. The first surgery that was ever performed was in the late nineteenth century; breast implant devices have been used to surgically enhance the size, adjust the shape and enrich the feel of a woman’s breasts. In 1889, the first breast implant surgery was done by Dr. Robert Gersuny, who experimented with paraffin injections, but ended with catastrophic results. In 1930, silicone, a synthetic plastic, was invented for use as a breast implant filler. In 1940’s, Japanese prostitutes had their breasts injected with substances such as paraffin, sponges and non-medical grade silicone to enlarge their breasts, believing that American men favored large breasts sizes. Silicone is a metal-like substance that’s found in nature when it is combined with oxygen which creates silica. Ordinarily beach on the sand and crystals are the real silica. For the silica to turn into silicone it will have to combined with carbon, which will form silicon. It is put though further process, which then becomes polymerized; this process combines the more complex molecules. That’s the method on how they make silicone. There are three ways in which silicone can be processed: A fluid, a gel, and a solid rubber which is known as elastomer. Silicone can even be found in regular everyday items like chewing gum, cleansers, suntan......

Words: 1528 - Pages: 7

Brain Implants

...Kevin Wang Dr. Pearce Rhetoric 102 19 March 2010 The Brain Implant Dilemma In 2002, author M.T. Anderson wrote a novel called “Feed”, with a story envisioning a future where all human beings have implanted computer chips in their brains (Anderson 2002). It would be easy to dismiss such a bold concept as a product of fiction. However, many films and books with plots set in the future have successfully predicted the invention of many current technologies that simply did not exist at the time, including flat-screen TVs (Back to the Future II), unmanned aircraft (The Terminator), and video chatting (2001: A Space Odyssey). Suffice it to say, brain implants, as these embedded computer chips are called, are projected to become a reality. The past few years have already seen the integration of computer chip and organism, with millions of cats and dogs across the world injected with identifying microchip implants underneath their skin. Brain implants have also benefitted the medical field enormously, having in some cases cured blindness (Graham-Rowe 2007) and Parkinson’s disease (Harding 2009). However, developments indicate that brain implants for personal consumer use may see the light of day. IBM, the world’s largest chipmaker, recently announced their intent to research and develop brain implants capable of controlling gadgets via brain waves by 2020 (Hsu 2009). Toyota has already successfully demoed a wheelchair that can be controlled by its rider through brain......

Words: 2448 - Pages: 10


...IMPLANT DENTISTRY / VOLUME 20, NUMBER 5 2011 331 Identification and Treatment of Bisphosphonate-Associated Actinomycotic Osteonecrosis of the Jaws Cameron Y. S. Lee, DMD, MD, PHD,* Francis D. Pien, MD, MPH,† and Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PHD, MBA‡ isphosphonates (BPs) are a pharmacologic class of synthetic analogs of inorganic pyrophosphate that has an affinity for calcium.1 They are used in the treatment of various malignant and benign metabolic conditions, such as hypercalcemia of malignancy; Paget’s disease of bone; multiple myeloma; and metastases from distant sites such as breast, thyroid, prostate glands, and lung. The oral form of BPs is indicated in the management of osteoporosis, fibrous dysplasia, and most recently, osteogenesis imperfecta in the pediatric population.2,3 Currently, there are 5 bisphosphonates in clinical use: alendronate (Fosamax; Merck, Whitehouse Station, NJ), risedronate (Actonel; Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Cincinnati, OH), ibandronate (Boniva; Roche Pharmaceuticals, Nutley, NY), zoledronate (Zometa; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ), and pamidronate (Aredia; Novartis Pharmaceuticals). All 5 medications differ in their binding affinity to bone, potency, and duration.2–5 B Osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ) is a condition characterized by necrotic exposed bone in the jaws of patients receiving intravenous or oral bisphosphonate therapy. A review of the medical and dental literature reveals that the pathoetiology of ONJ......

Words: 5024 - Pages: 21

Retinal Implants

...Retinal Implants The article I researched is “Will Retinal Implants Restore Vision?” by Eberhart Zrenner. In this article the author begins by discussing the vision process. It begins with light passing through the pupil. Next the light is focused onto the rods and cones on the outer layer of the retina by the lens. Once this happens the image is transformed into both chemical and electrical signals. The electrical signals are carried from the retina, by ganglion neurons, into the optic nerve. The axons of these ganglion neurons are what form the optic nerve. Finally the information is transferred from the optic nerve to the primary visual cortex, which is a part of the brain. The retina is considered the neuroprocessor of the eye and is responsible for the recognition of images. The article continues next stating that there are many different groups of researchers who are creating types of implants to possibly help the vision of patients with retinas that are degenerating. The author discusses, in great detail, one type is known as an electrical implant. These implants are able to connect right onto the retina. Zrenner states that when electrical implants were used in animal experiments, they have shown positive results. There is, however, a great deal of future research and experiments that must take place before they are used for humans. (Zrenner, 2002) The article goes on to discuss the two types of retinal implants that are being developed. These types are subretinal...

Words: 616 - Pages: 3

Cybernetic Defense of Type Physicalism

...A Cybernetic Defense of Type Physicalism Abstract In this paper, I examine the tenability of type physicalism within the context of a second-order cybernetic analysis of phenomenality. I begin by describing the philosophical problem type physicalism attempts to resolve and follow up with an examination of arguments against type physicalism. I then describe how arguments against type physicalism tend to rely on the ontological distinction between system and observer. Next, I show that this distinction is purely conceptual and dissolves when phenomenality is analyzed from a second-order cybernetic perspective. Within this context, type physicalism remains a tenable solution to the mind-body problem so long as an isomorphic mapping between physical and psychological processes is possible. Introduction The motivation for type physicalism stems from empirical evidence of pervasive and systematic psychoneural correlations, that is, correlations between mental phenomena and brain processes. These correlations are systematic enough to allow scientists to successfully sense, transmit, analyze, and apply the language of neurons using an assortment of sophisticated imaging techniques and brain-computer interfaces. For instance, in 2003, Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, associate professor of neurobiology at the Duke University Medical Center, used a brain-computer interface system to successfully filter and utilize motor command impulses from the electrical activity of a primate brain to......

Words: 4023 - Pages: 17

First & Second Order Cybernetics

...Table of Contents * First Order Cybernetic principles: named and defined * Second Order Cybernetic principles: named and defined * How reality is seen by each specific approach * How health and pathology are addressed by each approach * How first and second order cybernetics deal with therapy * The role and function of the therapist in each approach * Critical ethical concerns about each specific perspective * How both approaches can be integrated in a useful and complementary way * References * First Order Cybernetic principles * Recursion - The principle of recursion or reciprocal causality is based on the premise that individuals and elements are constantly interacting and influencing each other. Meaning is derived from the relationship between individuals and elements as each defines and is defined by the other. Each of us, therefore, shares in the destiny of the other (Becvar & Becvar, 2013). Just as every individual is influenced and is being influenced by every other individual, the same can be said for every system. Recursion sees all individuals as members of a world community who are connected at every level of the system. * Feedback - Feedback is the process whereby information about past behaviour is fed back into the system in a circular manner. Two types of feedback occur, namely positive and negative feedback. Positive feedback refers to forces which try to alter the system’s rules,......

Words: 3316 - Pages: 14

Microchip Implants in Humans

...Microchip Implants in Humans. A technology I have been interested in has been the microchip implant. This is a transponder encased in silicate encased in silicate glass and implanted in the body. These typically contain a unique ID number that can be lined to the information contained in an external database, such as personal identification, medical history, and medications. This advance in technology can help with GPS tracking on a human. If a child was lost or abducted this chip could be tracked and potentially save the child’s life. Someone suffering from Alzheimer’s could benefit from this. We could keep better track on criminals who disappear once released and maintain updated records on those who should be registered as offenders. People with medical conditions could benefit from the implant as well. This implant could provide health information allowing a paramedic to scan your chip and administer proper medicine. If you were to pass out or have a heart attack and were unresponsive this could save your life. There have been trials of drug-releasing microchips. The results came back successful in women who were given doses of Osteoporosis. The results were published on the website of the journal Science Translational Medicine. A major impact I believe we could benefit from the microchip would be better security. There are some companies that have been using this technology. Rather than trying to remember or keeping from passing codes, this chip allows you......

Words: 404 - Pages: 2

Cynernetics and Cybernetics of Cybernetics Aa 02

...……………………………………………………………………………………………………………page 7 Question 6……………………………………………………………………………………………………………page 8 Question 7 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………page 9 Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10 . Question 1: First – order cybernetics adheres to a set of principles that we can name and define as follows: 1. Recursion: Recursion can be defined as “ relating to or constituting a procedure that can repeat itself indefinitely or “ one step of a procedure involves invoking the procedure itself “.( Wikipedia 2015). If we translate this principle to simple cybernetics we can say that this theory does not seek a linear cause of a situation like in A occurs and then B occurs because of A. But sees, for example, people in a family influence each other and each other’s behaviours and this is a constant flow of influence. So the reciprocal relationship is important : “ …meaning is derived from the relationship between individuals …. as each defines the other “.(Becvar and Becvar 2014 8th ed , p 70 ). The use of this principle prohibits that we only see part of what is happening in a family but focus on the whole. 2. Feedback: When a process is in action we want to evaluate what is happening. In first-order cybernetics we do not look for a good or bad result. We talk about positive and negative feedback. If a family goes through life changes for example a baby is born the roles of the father and mother need to change . If......

Words: 4045 - Pages: 17

Breast Implants

...ENGL 1102 English Composition II-Online 26 June 2015 It is not uncommon as an adult to undergo plastic surgery in America today. However, it is becoming more common for young adults and teenagers to have plastic surgery. One of the more popular plastic surgery routines is getting breast implants. When asked, teenagers expressed that they often feel awkward and flawed, and plastic surgery helps to “fix” their bodies. Teenagers seem to think that plastic surgery is the quick answer to fitting in with their peers. Our society has accepted that individuals of all ages are choosing to go under the knife in attempts to “correct” their bodies; including teenagers. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 286,254 breast augmentations performed in the year 2014. Breast augmentation rates as the top procedure for women in America. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the shape, size, and fullness of the female breast. While breast augmentation is a customary choice for adult women, the expanding popularity of breast augmentation with teenagers has led to a lot of criticism and speculation. There is little doubt that being a teenager is tough. Hormones, academic stress, and peer pressure are everyday struggles for the average American teen. In addition to this stress put on young females, there is the additional fact that body image is generally a big part of the problem. During teenage years the body is changing, and......

Words: 1636 - Pages: 7

First and Second Order Cybernetics

...First and Second Order Cybernetic Approach 1. How is reality seen by each specific approach? Describing reality is a challenge as is something that is unseen and untouchable. The first order cybernetic approach talks of the system that is entirely independent to the observer, while the second order cybernetic approach talks of systems that observe themselves. Hoffman (1985) challenges the way reality is viewed in second order cybernetic as he believes that people could never be sure as to what they think they saw is actually a real or is actually there. From the first order cybernetic approach the epistemological principle view reality a something that can be learned through the process of observation and at the same time the whoever has went through that process will not influenced by the same process. Individual can observe themselves, reality is how the individual see themselves without looking at the outside world (Becvar & Becvar, 2006). According to Becvar et al (2006) the therapist in the second order cybernetic approach has to take note that their observation can be influenced by the process and reality will be a challenge as they will have to consider the perception of their clients and their own perception. Looking at both the approaches reality is seen or view as perceptions created by the individual. 2. How is health and pathology addressed by each approach? In trying to address health from the first order cybernetic a healthy family is a family......

Words: 1371 - Pages: 6


...Table of content page Introduction 2 1 First-order cybernetics principles 2 2 Second-order cybernetics 4 3 Perception of reality 5 4 Health and pathology 6 5 The role and function of therapy 7 6 Ethical concerns 8 7 Integration of first- and second-order cybernetics 8 Conclusion 9 Reference list 10 A comparison of first- and second-order cybernetics Introduction When considering psychology most think of individual psychology. But in more recent years, systems theory or cybernetics as a school of thought in psychology has grown in its influence in the field. Within cybernetics there are two different approaches, namely first-order or simple cybernetics and second-order cybernetics. What student hopes to achieve with this assignment is a better understanding of these two by exploring what sets them apart. 1 First-order cybernetics principles In describing first-order cybernetics, Becvar and Becvar (2014) use the following principles to highlight its fundamental assumptions. 1.1 Recursion People and events do not exist in isolation but within a context, more specifically within the relationships in which they are involved in. Recursion refers to the fact that all elements involved in a relationship influence each other as they are constantly interacting. 1.2 Feedback It is the part of recursion that allows a system to correct itself by using the information given about past behaviours in order to......

Words: 2524 - Pages: 11

Chinn Implants

...Nobody can choose how to look when we are born, and I believe that most of us at some point notice our own defects in our body. It’s been quite long time since many women and even men do surgery on themselves to lose some weight, etc. but apparently that it's not enough now. Many people have been doing chin implants for the past few years and the numbers has increase considerably for a better self image, self esteem, and because there is a small risk rate on that operation. I do accept that having a surgery on your chin, because a malformation or an accident it could be of a great relief. Living your entire life with a malformation on your face, could be really painful for many people. Having an accident where the result is a deformation on your face could be even more painful, since a sudden change to our appearance could be as shocking and traumatizing as for a person that loses his or her ability to walk. Speaking for myself I'm grateful that I did not have any malformation on my face and body, cannot speak for those who do have these problems, although it wasn't their choice. The chin implant surgery could really be a great salvation for these people, but there are those that take advantage of these surgical advances for their own cosmetic vanity. According to the article publish by Diane Mapes “surgical procedures that enhance and define the chin line, increased 71 Percent between 2010 and 2011, outdoing breast augmentation, liposuction and even Botox” I find these......

Words: 658 - Pages: 3

Cochlear Implants

... Cochlear Implant Essay Jeanie Partlow HCA/COMM 270A The Context and Language of Health Care Randi White Warner Pacific College April 30, 2012 Cochlear Implant Essay A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that provides electrical stimulation to the auditory nerve in the inner ear. The device has internal and external components. The external parts consist of a microphone, a speech processor, and a transmitter. The internal parts include a receiver and electrodes. The external speech processor captures sound, converts it to digital code that is transmitted to the internal electrodes, and finally, communicated to the brain for interpretation as sound. Good candidates for the cochlear implant have profound bilateral sensorineural hearing impairment and functional auditory nerves. Three groups of patients that have the greatest potential success include post-lingually deaf adults, pre-lingually deaf children, and post-lingually impaired people (usually children) who have lost hearing due to diseases such as meningitis. Tyler, Fryauf-Bertschy, Kelsay, Gantz, Woodworth, Parkinson (1997) confirm pre-lingually deaf children are excellent candidates as they obtain the implant during the time that the brain is developing and highly functional in adapting to sensory input. The cochlear device is implanted behind the ear where the surgeon will create a pocket in the mastoid bone for the receiver. The electrode array is then placed through the inner ear into......

Words: 408 - Pages: 2

care 2018 1080p hdtv hevc x265 rmteam mkv | Mark Stanley | Envoyer une demande