Cyborg 2087

By Carl Slaughter: Terminator meets Star Trek meets Six Million Dollar Man meets Time Tunnel.

Our great grandchildren will have chips implanted in their brains.  From these chips, they will control everything from cars to doors to refrigerators to printers.

Computers, phones, and CDs will in museums, as will TVs and radios, because they will download, watch, listen, and communicate without the aid of any other device.

Many generations later, as their bodies adapt through evolution, our descendants will be born with slits to accommodate those chips (just as women will eventually be born without uteruses after babies are conceived and gestated in labs).  All manner of cottage industries will accompany this trend.

And all manner of dangers.  If someone can hack into your brain chip, they can theoretically control your brain, virtually enslaving you without you realizing it.

With that chilling prediction as an introduction, here is a review of Cyborg 2087:

Cyborg 2087 is a B science fiction movie [released in 1966] starring Michael Rennie of The Day the Earth Stood Still fame and Warren Stevens of Forbidden Planet fame.

A scientist develops radio telepathy technology that is later used to create a dystopia.  A cyborg with the resistance travels back in time to prevent the scientist from selling his invention to the Pentagon.

Two other cyborgs travel back in time to stop him.  Of course, there is a climactic battle of cyborg versus cyborg.

This was 30 years before the Borg, 20 years before Terminator, 10 years before The Six Million Dollar Man, and at the same time as the original Star Trek.

Plenty of science premise in movie and plenty of rehearsing the implications of science.  In classic touch, at the end of the story, the chief protagonist has to choose between love and destiny — sort of.

Trivia:  One of the characters is named Professor Sigmund Marx.  Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx?

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