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implanted biofuel cell generates power from glucose
« on: May 19, 2010, 10:40:51 PM »
One of the major breakthroughs needed to convert people into cyborgs is a system that converts glucose into energy to power the implanted electronics.

This article shows that this has finally been achieved. The prototype generated an average of ~2uW inside of rats.

You really need more like 10mW inside of humans to be useful - but this prototype works enough that big companies with money will probably start investing in it. I predict 5-10 years before you'll see it commercially used in humans.

http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/25341/?ref=rss&a=f

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Re: implanted biofuel cell generates power from glucose
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 06:58:13 AM »
Now THERES the answer for longer trips between charges for electric cars. Just keep the car stocked with hamburgers.

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Re: implanted biofuel cell generates power from glucose
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 02:38:34 PM »
Well, at last they've done it... Were screwed.
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Re: implanted biofuel cell generates power from glucose
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 03:22:03 PM »
I really hate where we are heading...

Ahem, ahem.... Sir I want the new 8core phenom in my head... I have some float pointing math to do....
LOLOLOL!!!!!

Not a chance...
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Re: implanted biofuel cell generates power from glucose
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 04:45:37 PM »
So, we can hook fat people up to the grid then?

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Re: implanted biofuel cell generates power from glucose
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 07:50:18 PM »
Well, if you don't get the implants you'd be considered Amish.

Picture your cell phone or IM messenger implanted in your head. Telepathy!

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Re: implanted biofuel cell generates power from glucose
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 09:12:00 PM »
No way man. I'll stay Amish.
I get obsolete fast enough with nimble gray matter. The steamroller is closing in with increasing velocity as it is. I'd hate to trust that destiny to silicon technology.

 


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