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Old 12-20-2010, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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so, no one would voluntarily upgrade to better-than-human?
As it is right now, amputating certain body parts/ doing intrusive surgeries necessary to implant such machinery greatly reduce your life expectancy. That is one of the major reasons imo.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:57 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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No. I've seen Repo Men...
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:48 AM
 
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I want to be like dr octavius from spiderman
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Tuscaloosa,AL
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As tech improves, we might have the option of replacing bio parts with tech parts. Would you partake?
No! What kind of soulless person would do this?? A monster that's who!


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Extendo-wiener?
Ok, you've convinced me.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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I'd enhance one side while leaving the other side as my meat backup.

For instance, I would replace my left eye with a mechanical implant that could, say give me telescopic through microscopic zoom capability, infrared, UV, low-light etc. vision.

In the same manner, I'd replace my left arm (I'm right-handed) with a biomechanical device with the ability to bend steel or punch through concrete. Some onboard tools would be nice too. Say a compartment with screwdriver, wrenches, etc. How about a taser too?

Ditto for the left lung and kidney. Maybe nothing below the waist, though. It wouldn't do me much good to have one mechanical leg. I'd either run at normal speed or end up going in circles. So lets leave those normal. If I can crush granite in my left hand, there shouldn't be much call for running away.

What would be really neat would be some MMI ports so that I could plug into any computer and interface with it as if it were my own brain. Why, hello, Mr. ATM.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:14 AM
 
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I'd enhance one side while leaving the other side as my meat backup.

For instance, I would replace my left eye with a mechanical implant that could, say give me telescopic through microscopic zoom capability, infrared, UV, low-light etc. vision.

In the same manner, I'd replace my left arm (I'm right-handed) with a biomechanical device with the ability to bend steel or punch through concrete. Some onboard tools would be nice too. Say a compartment with screwdriver, wrenches, etc. How about a taser too?

Ditto for the left lung and kidney. Maybe nothing below the waist, though. It wouldn't do me much good to have one mechanical leg. I'd either run at normal speed or end up going in circles. So lets leave those normal. If I can crush granite in my left hand, there shouldn't be much call for running away.

What would be really neat would be some MMI ports so that I could plug into any computer and interface with it as if it were my own brain. Why, hello, Mr. ATM.

What would you do if you are hit with a strong EMP or electricity
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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No! What kind of soulless person would do this?? A monster that's who!
people do it all the time.

new hearts, prosthetic arms, feet, etc...

are they monsters?

and, how will you compete in the new world when the monster next to you is much smarter, faster, doesnt get sick, etc...
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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What would you do if you are hit with a strong EMP or electricity
I think there are ways of shielding from EMP.
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Sitting on a bar stool. Guinness in hand.
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Actually the article get into something that is much deeper. Would you replace (over time) Your organic brain with a......for back of a better word, Nano brain. basically your brain becomes a "living" computer. And of course with the new brain you going to think much faster and your perceptions of the world are going to probably change significantly with this nano replacement.
Yeah that to me is a complete and utter game changer for the Human/Nano race.

And to be honest. Since I'm more of a risk taker. I do it in a second. I just can't turn down the possible benefit of a superhuman mind.
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:12 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Resistance is futile.
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