Inside Nat Geo: The world's first cyborg, Africa's tech generation, and more

Inside Nat Geo: The world's first cyborg, Africa's tech generation, and more





Technology excites and terrifies us, makes our lives easier and harder. These stories share the good, the bad, and the weird of our tech age. | 
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How a Color-Blind Artist Became the World's First Cyborg
Neil Harbisson can "see" in UV thanks to an antenna-like implant that translates light into sound and gives him super-senses. See what he has to say about his relationship with technology—and the most memorable questions people ask him.
MEET A CYBORG
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Pictures by Firelight Reveal Africa's Energy Crisis
In Sub-Saharan Africa, six in ten people live without access to an electric grid. As these stunning pictures from the West African country of Benin show, life after dark is an exercise in ingenuity.
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High Tech or No Tech: Should You Unplug in National Parks?
You can hardly swing a selfie stick in a national park without photo bombing someone else's Instagram post. Are all these devices helping or hurting our experiences in the outdoors?
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How Africa's Tech Generation Is Changing the Continent
An Uber-like app for motorcycle taxis. A drone system that can deliver life-saving blood and plasma. Inspired by Silicon Valley, young entrepreneurs are bringing life-improving innovations to sub-Saharan communities.
LEARN HOW
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These 9 Airplanes Transformed Flight Over the Last Century
Last December was the anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight, an innovation that drastically changed how humans move around. But they're not the only ones who changed transportation forever. See how flying has evolved since—and the otherworldly models that may be in our future.
TAKE FLIGHT
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