AbstractPurpose – Wearable technologies are a near-future concept and cyborgs are in fact reality. The authors’ proposition is how cyborgisation could and will occur.Design/methodology/approach – The approach used by this paper is a general review.Findings – The authors explain how the line between humans and technology is becoming more and more blurred as this trends paper explores the concepts of singularity and cyborgs as a future state, highlighting the world’s first cyborg games.Originality/value – The paper contributes to our understanding that science fiction is fiction to some, but reality to others, depending on a person’s cognition and insight.
|Journal||Journal of Tourism Futures|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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- Science fiction
- Wearable technology