mage67 (mage67) wrote,
mage67
mage67

Techno Man

University of Toronto professor Steve Mann, 39, has for 20 years worn computer components on his body for ongoing research and even calls himself a cyborg, and carries enough documentation that he had never (even after Sept. 11) caused problems with airport security. (He wears computerized glasses and headgear and an electronic body suit; is constantly connected to the Internet; can see behind him; and can "feel" items across a room.) However, on Feb. 18, officials at St. John's, Newfoundland, airport would not let him board for two days while searching and testing him and making background checks. When they OK'd him on Feb. 20, about $50,000 worth of his equipment had been broken, and he was bleeding from having his chest electrodes removed. Two weeks later, Mann filed a lawsuit against Air Canada and Canada's transportation authority. [New York Times, 3-14-02; Ottawa Citizen, 3-20-02; Toronto Star, 3-22-02]
Subscribe

  • (no subject)

    Two and a half years ago, I wrote this blog showing how my voting philosophy has changed since I first started voting. Here is the meat of it again,…

  • Billy Mays' successor?

    Billy Mays once challenged this guy to a Pitch Off. This is Vince Offer with the Slap Chop which you've probably seen. Notice that he says it's…

  • Jan Leighton

    My friend Jan Leighton passed away on November 16th. His obituary is a large article in the NY Times today. Buy a copy or see it for free at The New…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments