We may be a decade or two away from
equipping real world Reflex Boosters, Sarif Series 8 Energy Converters and
Icarus Landing Systems, but as Square Enix's newly released documentary on
modern day cyborgs demonstrates, the futuristic world of Deus Ex: Human
Revolution may be way more science than fiction.
Deus Ex: The Eyeborg Documentary was
produced to augment the arrival of Square Enix's Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It
was made by Toronto filmmaker Rob 'Eyeborg' Spence who – as his name subtly
suggests – became something of a first generation cyborg himself after
replacing a lost eye with a rudimentary camera system that transmits wireless
RX signals to a nearby receiver, allowing him to live stream and record
everything he sees.
The doc is a refreshing detour from Deus
Ex's marketing campaign, as it trades slick fuax-Sarif Industries ads for an uplifting look at real people
benefitting from advances in prosthetic limbs, augmented reality and artificial
sight restoration. Still, child-like wonder aside, one can't help get the
creepy feeling Eyeborg's interviews will one day resurface as stock footage in
a future documentary on “The Leaders of the Cyborg Armageddon”.
Aug 26, 2011