The marshmallow experiment is a famous test of this concept conducted by Walter Mischel at Stanford University and discussed by Daniel Goleman in his popular work. In the 1960s, a group of four-year olds were given a marshmallow and promised another, only if they could wait 20 minutes before eating the first one. Some children could wait and others could not. The researchers then followed the progress of each child into adolescence, and demonstrated that those with the ability to wait were better adjusted and more dependable (determined via surveys of their parents and teachers), and scored an average of 210 points higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Rob Spence is a cyborg. He lost his eye in a shotgun accident and a group of engineers made him a camera replacement. Rob, a cyborg consultant for Eidos Montreal, made this documentary featuring the state-of-the-art in comparison with the future vision presented in the recently released Deus Ex – Human Revolution.
Andre Trudel, a professor of Computer Science at Acadia University, recently announced the 'launch' of HCDI (or Human-Computer-Dog-Interface) which allows pet owners to play fetch with, feed and speak to their dog remotely via a web-interface.