Hello lovelies! Monday already and as usual weekends fly away fast (why?! why?!). However, no worries, because today we are able to extend it a little longer for one more day through some of our adventures from Sunday, want to be in our shoes and be in Barcelona for a few minutes? Keep scrolling!
You may also think that the title of the post and the featured image are quite intriguing and it’s all for a reason, we had a techie weekend were robots and “improved” humans were the main character. It all started when we found a sold out at our movie theater (will we ever learn and buy online tickets?) and changed plans to watch ex-Machina at home via Yomvi (a Netflix sibling). Are you familiar with the movie? It is about an engineer that wins the opportunity to spend a week in an isolated property where a very talented & odd scientist is building a robot with relatable to humans artificial intelligence. Have you seen it? What do you think about it?
We really enjoyed the movie and was our trigger to finally visit an exhibition, that we have been putting off for later during months, called +Humans about robots and how technology can either convert us in improved humans or not. The exhibition was held in CCCB, one of our favorite spots in the city, thus we are in addition able to show you the museum entrance and the views from its viewpoint balcony.
The exhibition included robots, robotic prosthesis and skulls, humans that are converting into cyborgs but also lots of virtual reality. Dani talked me into trying one Virtual Reality installation that promised you were going to be able to experiment how it was to be in someone else shoes. It consisted of a Virtual Reality gear (Oculus, for those who are reading and are more techie) where you were in fact watching what the other person in front of you was seeing. I think I am making it more difficult to explain than it was, in short: when I raised one arm I was not looking at my arm but Dani’s arm, same with foot, same with anything. Dani told me afterwards how funny was for him to watch her hands and see my hands with the red nail polish, ha!
What do you think about bio technology? It’s undeniable a very sensitive topic, because on one hand there is the obvious improvement in our lives when you think about the robotic prothesis, but on the other there is also the fear that humanity, as we know it nowadays, might be in thread when you think about cyborgs, robots or other improvements in our body that are not for health reasons.
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