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Father of The Cyborgs

A famous neurologist Phil Kennedy made global headlines in the late 1990s for implanting wire electrodes in the brain of a ‘locked-in patient’ to control a computer cursor with their mind. Compared to Alexander Graham Bell in The Washington Post, Kennedy became known as ‘The Father of the Cyborgs’. Travelling to South America in 2014, he made further headlines when tiny electrodes were implanted inside his brain in order to continue his research.

This film examines the ethical quandaries of self-experimentation and a future where technology and human brains combine.

CREDITS

Directed by: David Burke, Seán Ó Cualáin
Produced by: David Burke

Cinematography by: JJ Rolfe
Music by: Simon O’Reilly

SCIENTIFIC SUBJECTS

 Technology
 Engineering

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