Other iconic works from the genre, including the Cyberpunk and Cyberpunk 2020 RPGs, continued to play up the notion of cybernetic enhancements to our physical forms.
It's now the year 2012, and our world as a whole has missed the boat that these works of fiction predicted would be commonplace by now, but nevertheless we are making great inroads into the technology that will eventually turn these works of science fiction into science fact.
Below I've linked to several articles from ExtremeTech.com that detail modern scientific advancements in human-computer interaction, including prosthetic limbs that react to thought, eye implants that may one day allow the blind to see again, and even a method by which computers can be used to read a person's thoughts.
- Paralyzed woman uses mind-controlled robot arm
- A bionic prosthetic eye that speaks the language of your brain
- Neuroscientists create computer program that can decode your thoughts
- MIT creates “brain chip”
We're still a long way off from any of these things being commonplace, but one day (maybe by the year 2096) they certainly will be.