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State of the cyborg: Why the prosthetics of Deus Ex: Human Revolution aren’t far off

Are the cybernetic and prosthetic enhancements available in Deus Ex: Human Revolution actually possible? Perhaps not today, but they may not be as distant as they seem. This video from Eidos explores a bit of what’s possible, from knees in prosthetic legs that allow the wearer to comfortably climb stairs, to chips that allow blind people to make out shapes. Even more amazing: Filmmaker and host Rob Spence has had one of his eyes replaced with a digital camera that records everything he sees. Just be warned: Some of the footage includes close-up shots of surgeries and some other material that might not sit well with the squeamish.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is out now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.