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Lunatic de Garis pulls gun on Kev Warwick

A lunatic pulled a gun on Captain Cyborg during his gibberish tour of Switzerland and here is the exclusive snap.

While the man handling the gun is a lunatic, sadly he failed to blast a small piece of metal through Kevin Warwick's cyborg exo-skeleton rupturing internal organs on the way. The crazed geek is instead fellow phoney professor Hugo de Garis.

The shot, we have found, was nothing but a lame publicity stunt from two people that rely on such things to get attention because no one with half a brain will listen to their deranged ramblings. The two fruitcakes were apparently having a debate on whether we should build "artilects" - de Garis' made-up word for cyborgs and the like.

De Garis tells us about it all excitedly, not forgetting to mention the sponsor and the fact that he was hoping more press would turn up to see two grown men who should know better trying to carve themselves a career by playing to sci-fi fantasies. See here.

De Garis is the Belgian version of Captain Cyborg, with a habit for inventing words and terminology to fit in with his fantasy world. He also seems to fancy himself as a historian. Apparently, "Prof. de Garis has sleepless nights since he has learned to estimate how much power over humans the artificial brain, which was developed during his seven year research sabbatical in Japan, could have at the end of the 21st Century."

He has a Web page at his Starlab company, which has gone bust. He also doesn't know what "fubar" means because he spells it "foobar" (and yes, we know the term foobar as used in IT, hacking etc - but Mr de Garis is fubar in the correct sense).

So Captain Cyborg is still alive and continuing his delusionary existence. And it looked so promising at first. ®

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