We're All Gonna Die: Scientists Create Cyborg Flesh

August 31, 2012


Scientists at Harvard University have created a cyborg tissue consisting of lab-grown flesh embedded with nano-wires that has the same "sensing" properties as human skin. This is all going to end very poorly. Probably with an army of cyborgs that look human.

'Ultimately, this is about merging tissue with electronics in a way that it becomes difficult to determine where the tissue ends and the electronics begin.'

The [Harvard] Gazette notes that the researches initially worried about how the 'skin,' once implanted, would sense and react to chemical and electrical changes.

Normal human skin is capable of sensing oxygen, pH, and other elements in the air, and reacts to each one accordingly.

The challenge, then, was engineering skin that would do the same.

I'm sure there actually are some positive applications for this technology like aiding those who have lost limbs, but you know what? If I lose my arms I don't want cyborg ones. I want legs. Then I could finally run on all fours and start a new life with my animal friends in the forest.

Hit the jump for a microscopic view of the stuff.


Thanks to AJ, my pal SonicAlligator, Ryan, carvin and Shegs, who agree the only skin robots should have is the gross kind that forms on the top of pudding when you cook it.

  • Danny Mun

    I'm assuming that they would use this technology to help amputees or burn victims regain their sense of touch.
    As for robots, this could be good so that they can't go on a rampage and just start smashing the shit out of things without the consequence of feeling the pain themselves.
    Either way, good, but scary shit.

  • Matthew Anderson

    Why would you want your army of cyborgs to feel pain?

  • SonicAlligator

    Mmmmmmm pudding skin. ::Runs home, opens packet of Jell-o pudding, eats powder & chokes to death::

  • pH is an element, huh?

  • Guest

    My ph kit doesn't work for air...and I'm a fish.

  • no. It is the measure of the acidity of a substance. I could go into detail, but http://goo.gl/m2Hhg

  • Guest

    The possibility of an Inspector Gadget is getting much more real folks. *my brain is instantly smacked with theme song* ( >___<)

  • h2opolopunk

    PS -- the skin on pudding forms when it cools, not when it's cooked.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    zombies, terminators, midgets....we're screwed

  • TJ Morris

    Oh my ^^

  • Steven Ef.,CGD

    probability of getting hit by lightning will be 100%..

  • rikster81

    that part in T2, when john begged the terminator to stay before he self terminated made me tear up! thanks alot gw !

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