Cyborgs Among Us
Director: Rafael Duran
Runtime: 75 min
GENRES: Documentary, Science and Technology, Health and Wellness, Politics
In just a few years, technology will merge with our bodies in unimaginable ways and push the boundaries of what it is to be human. While medical technology still aims at re-mediating disabilities, cyborgs strive to something else: a merging of man and machine with the goal of enhancing human capabilities.
The first cyborgs are already crossing the boundaries of their human limits just for the sake of it - at home, in basement workshops and tattoo parlors, using low-tech equipment and a do-it-yourself attitude. They are a tiny minority, seen by many as weird or crazy experimenters, but in the near future we may call them pioneers. In this film, we meet some of these explorers. We also look at research in medical technology to assess how close science is to creating cyborgs, and ponder the social and ethical dilemmas of a cyborg society.