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from http://venturebeat.com/ 750 days ago

Steve Mann says he’s the world’s first cyborg — and that you’ll join him as one pretty soon.

“It’s kind of obvious that everyone is moving along that trajectory,” Mann told The New York Times in an interview published on Tuesday.

According to Mann, it won’t be long until the likes of Apple and RIM follow Google’s lead and introduce their own head-mounted displays. This battle, he says, will eventually eclipse the smartphone one that the companies are waging right now.

This rise won’t be without its complications, of course — and Mann would know. In what was called the world’s first cybernetic hate crime, last month staffers at a Paris McDonald’s attempted to tear Mann’s EyeTap glasses from his face, which they said weren’t allowed in the restaurant.

While the employes denied the claims, Mann, a cyborg with a camera ...

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