Science fiction is full of stories in which the machines take over and humans are left subservient to their own creations, but according to some artists and experimenters, that need not be our future.

The work of Neil Harbisson, an Irish-born human cyborg, and Stelarc, an Australian performance artist, suggest that if we unite our bodies with technology, we can drastically extend our abilities and perception, and maybe even stay one step ahead of the robots.

Appearing at a Queensland University of Technology’s robotics event, Robotronica, on Sunday, the pair told Mashable Australia why body hacking could offer us a different, evolved future. Read more…

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Cyborgs, third ears and body hacking: How the future of technology is inside us