For once, imagine being able to take photos with your eyes and send it to a friend, without using a device. Accessing the internet with only a tap on your wrist or having artificial limbs that surpass the power of real ones. Welcome to the future world of cyborgs. These concepts are not new to science fiction movies, comics, books and computer games. Prominent examples of playing with the concept of cyborgs, defined as cybernetic organisms incorporating both organic and synthetic parts in their bodies, are “Star Wars” with Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker (artificial limbs and various body parts), or “RoboCop” (new synthetic body).
Floppy disks – do you still remember those? This Monday the definitive end of floppy disks was announced in De Volkskrant (Dutch newspaper). This of course is no surprise as we now have USB sticks which can store up to 256 GB instead of the floppy disks maximum of 1.44 MB. So arguing that the era of the floppy disk has come to an end seems to be a valid claim. Personally I don’t think this is a problem, since the last time I used a floppy disk is more than 10 years ago. No nostalgic feelings there whatsoever.