Loading articles...

What’s it like to be a voluntary cyborg?

Ermin Omerovic, a 19-year-old man living in the central town of Jajce is seen with his bionic hand, on October 01, 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. GETTY IMAGES/Elman Omic/Anadolu Agency

In today’s Big Story podcast, welcome to a new and intriguing-but-terrifying year! It may not be standard practice yet, but we’re well on our way to a world where a large swath of the population have become cyborgs. That’s not an exaggeration. Technically, all you need to be a cyborg is some functioning electronics installed in your body, and there’s an underground industry for those very modifications that’s booming.

Our guest today is a cyborg. She’s got computer chips in her hands that she can program to do specific things. Like what, you ask? You’ll have to listen to find out.

GUEST: Tamara Banbury, PhD student, voluntary cyborg

You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify

You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.