Irish neurologist Phil Kennedy made global headlines in the late 1990s for implanting wire electrodes in the brain of a ‘locked-in patient’ to control a computer cursor with their mind. Compared to Alexander Graham Bell in The Washington Post, Kennedy became known as ‘The Father of the Cyborgs’. Travelling to South America in 2014, he made further headlines when tiny electrodes were implanted inside his brain in order to continue his research.

FATHER OF THE CYBORGS examines the ethical quandaries of self-experimentation and a future where technology and human brains combine.

Film Credits

David Burke
Phil Kennedy
Dr. Phil Kennedy
Seán Ó Cualáin

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Country: Ireland, United States
Language: English
Released:24 September 2021
Genres: Documentary

Father of the Cyborgs

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