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Weekend Open Forum: Would you accept Deux Ex-like augmentations?

By Matthew ยท 55 replies
Sep 27, 2013
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  1. With so many companies developing wearable smart devices, it seems like it's only a matter of time before Deus Ex-style body augmentations are being widely discussed. It's kind of scary to think about having just a smartphone's features on or...

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,972   +4,005

    Ah, absolutely. I'd adore being the first kid on my block with a cybernetic penile implant with an endoscope attachment. Full hi-def. of course.....;)

    I'd call myself the "Sperminator".

    (To the staff: would you at least hit this up with a "like" or two, before you pull it)?:p
  3. I would so go for some new eyes, a non-invasive brain interface that allows me to send commands via thought but aren't designed to directly receive information. The information would need to be received visually and audibly because I don't want data going directly into my brain until it's been vetted to Matrix levels.
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    I have asthma so if I can get something to remove that definitely would haha xD
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  5. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +313

    That's the first positive post I've read by you since Joining TS :)
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

    Of course I Would :D.
  7. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Evangelist Posts: 357   +119

    Definitely, I have carpal tunnel syndrome and the muscles in my back are not the best either. If there were some kind of device that enhances language acquisition and performance, I'd happily wear them too.
  8. spencer

    spencer TS Addict Posts: 201   +22

    me 2
  9. That seems lazy. I would go full Chimera. Eagle eyes, horse penis, the works. And then, upgrade further if biological has reached the limits.
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  10. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    Well this went in a direction I didn't see coming. I don't know why I didn't....
  11. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Evangelist Posts: 357   +119

    You're right sir. Full Chimera it is: I want wings made of money, laser eyes, wheels replacing my legs. Instead of arms, .50 cal machine gun. And the cake cherry: above my head, a halo resembling a shuriken. My lance of love needs no enhancements.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,972   +4,005

    I think if you refer to Frank Herbert's "Dune", you'll quickly realize you're suffering from acute "Spice" underdose.

    (Dear Lord I hope somebody gets this reference:D ).
  13. gibbstar

    gibbstar TS Enthusiast Posts: 36   +10

    Definitely! give me an extra terabyte of memory storage attached to my brain stem and an optical implant that allows me to learn things like people with photographic memories. would make school SO much easier!!
  14. I don't find the idea of being a cyborg too appealing, so I'd only use the tech if it were to replace organic parts that were destroyed/irreparably damaged. Luxury augs would simply be out of the question.

    Ethically speaking, I don't see any conflict unless said technology were used for nefarious purposes. So long as those with applicable augmentations are banned from sports, active trading, certain academic achievements/awards and admissions, and music & art competitions, I see no more ethical problems than those that may exist with the current augmentation culture.
  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,268

    [homersimpsonvoice] Mmmmm....Melange [/homersimpsonvoice]
  16. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384


    Sorry. I had to.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,972   +4,005

  18. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,268

    I'm now waiting for someone to chastise you for not adding SPOILER ALERT

    For a 45 year old book
  19. Quester55

    Quester55 TS Rookie

    When looking over the Augs. from Deus Ex & Deus Ex; Invisible War, I Would take some of those upgrades in a heartbeat !
    Vision Enhancement W/Night Vision
    Legs Enhancement W/Jumping
    Lung Enhancement W/Extended Capacity
    Self Healing With the Black Market Mod of Health Leach
    And if they ever come up with a Nano Mod to Reduce Obesity, I'd be first in line!
    However, at age 58, I'll not hold my breath, waiting for these fictional things to become a reality, any time soon.
  20. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,268

    Don't give up hope! Twenty years ago the digital cochlear implant I have was barely in the research phase. By 2009 when I had mine fitted I went from 98% hearing loss (profoundly deaf) to around 80-85% of what is accepted as the normal hearing range, and somewhat better than that when using a device with a digital emitter since there is no distortion as there is with sound through air.
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,972   +4,005

    Really. At your age, (and I'm older than you), I'd just pray nightly that Medicare will still be around when you hit 65........:eek: (as you may have just guessed, I'm nowhere near as upbeat as DBZ).
    Well, after things get so old, they become new to a new generation. Hence, you can wind up in 2013 with 13 year old Pink Floyd fans. (At least teens with enough sense to realize that hip hop isn't actually music.

    As far as "Spice Melange" goes, I'm an old "space folder" from way back. But in those days, it was called "Orange Sunshine".
  22. Johnny Pappis

    Johnny Pappis TS Rookie

    I have mild cerebral palsy, so the answer would be absolutely without a doubt it would be amazing to be able to run faster and see what kind of crazy things I would be able to accomplish with these augmentations.
  23. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,478   +3,037

    The bottom line - none of these will improve the savage human nature. I want to see the technology that will, like artificial implants - organs and such, brain amplifiers.

  24. How will either of these positively impact human nature?
  25. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    Death improves savage human nature, not extended life. Death 'sobers' everyone up a little bit. If people could live around a usually fatal event, humanity would just hack away at each other without much thought. (has anyone read the inheritence cycle? the soldiers that dont feel pain and will fight until decapitated or no blood left? they laughed and struck even as their legs were both gone. I think its a pretty fair example...).

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