If successful, he claims that this arm-twinge-inducing experiment will produce a primitive form of technologically assisted sensory telepathy or empathy.
Notwithstanding the prior existence of interactive electronic muscle, heart and brain implants in thousands of human beings worldwide, Warwick has claimed that this will somehow make him into a "cyborg".
As of March 22 2002, Kevin Warwick has now actually had a chip implanted. See the Ananova story below.
Professor Warwick has made dramatic claims about the importance of his research and the threat of increasing machine intelligence. Many view Warwick as a self-publicist, and regard his claims with extreme skepticism. Warwick has been nicknamed as Captain Cyborg in the press.
Warwick's latest foray into controversy revolves around his stated plans to implant an "anti-kidnap" chip into an eleven year old girl, capitalising on recent child murders in England. This has met with derision from some parties, as they point out that