Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news\u00a0items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.In Future Trends \u2013 The Cyborg Edition\u00a0we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, November 4th, 2016.\u00a0We\u00a0see AR for med schools, human augmentation, firing your tears at people, pricing insurance based on your social media posts, surveillance and democracy.This augmented reality tool could totally change med school3D4Medical created “Project Esper” to change the way we study anatomy.See and read more at\u00a0completeanatomy.3d4medical.comThe Code of Ethics on Human AugmentationHuman Augmentation Code: the three \u201cLaws\u201d.\u00a0These three \u201cLaws\u201d represent a philosophical ideal (like the laws of physics, or like Asimov\u2019s Laws of Robotics ), not an enforcement (legal) paradigm:Metaveillance \/ Sensory-AuditabilityHumans have a basic right to know when and how they\u2019re being surveilled, monitored, or sensed, whether in the real or virtual world.Equality \/ Fairness \/ JusticeHumans must not be forbidden or discouraged from monitor\u00ading or sensing people, systems, or entities that are monitoring or sensing them, and, Humans must have the power to create their own \u201cdigital identities\u201d and express themselves (e.g., to document their own lives, or to defend against false accusations), us\u00ading data about them, whether in the real or virtual world. Humans have a right to defend themselves using information they have collected, and a re\u00adsponsibility not to falsify that information.Aletheia \/ Unconcealedness \/ Technological-AuditabilityHumans have an a\ufb03rmative right to trace, verify, examine, and understand any information that has been recorded about them, and such information shall be provided immediately: Feedback delayed is feedback denied.Humans must not design machines of malice.Systems of arti\ufb01cial intelligence and of human augmentation shall be produced as openly as pos\u00adsible and with diversity of implementation.See more at Kurzweil.netEindhoven graduate designs a gun for firing her tearsWhen a classmate stood up for her and expressed her anger at the tutor’s scalding, Chen felt that her “politeness became her weakness” and was overrun with emotion.“I was too emotional to control myself, I could not hold my tears so I cried,” she said. “I turned my back to the others, because I did not want people to see me crying.”Chen has now visualised this personal struggle with speaking her mind as a conceptual graduation project \u2013 a brass gun that fires tears she has collected.This happens in three stages. The user first puts on a mask with a silicon cup that catches the tears. The tears are frozen in a bottle, which is then loaded onto the gun \u2013 allowing the frozen tears to be fired.Read\u00a0more at DezeenAdmiral to price car insurance based on Facebook postsOne of the biggest insurance companies in Britain is to use social media to analyse the personalities of car owners and set the price of their insurance.The unprecedented move highlights the start of a new era for how companies use online personal data and will start a debate about privacy.Admiral Insurance will analyse the Facebook accounts of first-time car owners to look for personality traits that are linked to safe driving. For example, individuals who are identified as conscientious and well-organised will score well.The insurer will examine posts and likes by the Facebook user, although not photos, looking for habits that research shows are linked to these traits. These include writing in short concrete sentences, using lists, and arranging to meet friends at a set time and place, rather than just \u201ctonight\u201d.In contrast, evidence that the Facebook user might be overconfident \u2013 such as the use of exclamation marks and the frequent use of \u201calways\u201d or \u201cnever\u201d rather than \u201cmaybe\u201d \u2013 will count against them.Read more at The GuardianReport: Surveillance and\u00a0DemocracyThis report offers a ground-level view of some of the ways surveillance, and digital electronic surveillance in particular, is impacting on the lives of citizens and residents in ten countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. [\u2026] Separately, these stories describe concrete instances in which governments have used surveillance to violate civil and human rights. Together, they challenge the notion that digital and more traditional surveillance operations are harmless intrusions and that these tools are being used in democratic countries with adequate restraint and oversight.Read more: Overview page with link to PDF.See also: Full text in PDF.Read more at Privacy Dialogue***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.