The world of Deus Ex: Human Revolution seems so far away. But is it really? A new promotional documentary by Rob Spence, who goes by the name “Eyeborg” since he has had a damaged eyeball replaced with a wireless video camera, show us just how quickly we are advancing biotechnology. Could Adam Jensen’s world be knocking on our doorsteps?
First, a bit of warning: the video does start off with a few seconds’ worth of footage of an eyeball being operated on. Those with extremely squeamish stomachs may want to look away from the monitor for the first 15 seconds or so, but the rest of the video is free of anything that might upset you. Featured in the video are war veterans and unfortunate victims of accidents or diseases who have had various body parts replaced by machinery. Legs and arms with swappable appendages are also shown, which aren’t too many steps removed from some of the augmentations seen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Technology always seems to accelerate at explosive rates in this modern age, no matter the industry. Biotechnology is no exception. So perhaps the year 2027 as depicted in Adam Jensen’s adventure won’t be too far off from reality.
You can read our review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution here.