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

By Matthew ยท 55 replies
Sep 27, 2013
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Or, you could go to work for the government as, "The Six Million Dollar Man": In fact, they might just make TV show about your adventures in do-gooding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Six_Million_Dollar_Man Sadly, because today's currency is really only "virtual money", you might want to add a couple of zeroes to that number. You know, government contracts, cost overruns, inflation, and higher profit margins for private equity monopolies.. Oh, and look forward to being "Made in China". They'll probably have a black ops wing in their new Hummer factory.....:oops:

    As far as inheritance from generation to generation, I think I read where technological information is passed along, but moral awareness has to be relearned. The net result is after a few centuries, what you get.....(wait for it)......, is a pack of chimpanzees armed with thermonuclear weapons. Now play nice kids....:eek:

    And what the hell, while we're at it, why not add a co-processor somewhere in the middle of the fully armored chest cavity, with optical sensors all over the uniform. That way, decapitation would only be a minor setback, certainly not a reason to give up the fight....!:)
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  2. RmandsDC

    RmandsDC TS Rookie

    Kids non-cyborgs being bullied at school.... Later when everyone's a cyborg, it's just cool to be 100% human, being rebel, Fking the system, video game style.
  3. Moxiy

    Moxiy TS Enthusiast Posts: 39

    On wearable tech id get myself an iron man suit then have it incoporated with thor-like abilities so I could be able to call lightning on guys :)
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    And this from someone with a wired mouse as an avatar? :confused:
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  5. Moxiy

    Moxiy TS Enthusiast Posts: 39

    "On wearable tech id get myself an iron man
    suit then have it incoporated with thor-like
    abilities so I could be able to call lightning on
    And this from someone with a wired mouse as
    an avatar?"

    what does the avatar got to do with comment??
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    Its captaincranky, what do you expect?
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Even back in the Seventies I think you'll find that the private sector could have (re)built Steve Austin for a whole lot less than $6m. Studies in slow-motion running, synthesiser effects, and Styrofoam props might have required a huge amount of lead-in time and a whole raft of proposals, committee's, and sub-committees.
    These days it might be more like the "The Ten Million Bitcoin Person". The test subjects picked via national audience from an online/pay TV talent show. Hardware made by Foxconn, with the software divided between Linux (cheaper option, limbs likely not to coordinate correctly, estimated time to market 37.456 years), and Windows ( "the subject has stopped working...windows is checking for a solution to the problem...Windows will close down the subject and notify you if a solution is available..."). The Apple funded project of course will be left in a bar, unresponsive due to lack of WiFi signal, and bearing an uncanny resemblance to this man.
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  8. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    I'd rather just have some sort of removable body suit or set of devices that has the same functions as these said body augmentation. That way I'd have those cool abilities without having to sacrifice my humanity.
  9. Moxiy

    Moxiy TS Enthusiast Posts: 39

    Its captaincranky, what do you expect?

    hahah now iv got it.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Surely you'll concede to my point which is, "a wired mouse is the technological antithesis of the 'ironman' suit". Which I saw as an "irony", which then becomes an pun.

    Anyway good luck with that. As you 'streak' though the night sky, remember me fondly. You will be able to think of yourself as 'iconic', while mere ground based life forms such as myself, will think of you as 'ironic'......(oh, and wait for it)....."Welcome to Techspot"....:p
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    I knoooow! When those syths were first introduced, only a rock star could afford them. And only the biggest bands at that.
    Do you think they should use the "hourglass" icons in the eyes during reboot, or the little blue-green thingys that just run around in circles?
    I vote for the prototype being patterned after this man........... [​IMG]
    With a thin, (yet supple), transparent armor of an advanced latex/polymer compound, he could ram his way into virgin markets with hair-splitting precision.....;)

    You'd be right in standing behind him the whole way...
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    That man is already wearing an advanced latex/polymer compound. A necessary precaution since investors would likely have slightly less faith in the leadership if they knew MS's CEO is in all actuality the Cenobite Butterball
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Meh, could be he might have had a "Lifesyle Lift".

    Either that, or those two photos could be used fraudulently as before & after pictures in a "Lifestyle Lift Infomercial".

    Are you sure that's not just the 'pitcher' he keeps in his attic?:eek:

    Do I need to publish a spoiler alert for, "A Portrait of Dorian Gray"?
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Quite possibly, but wouldn't that imply that Steve once had a soul to trade at some point ?
    Judging by his current appearance, Steve got jobbed on the deal!

    Sounds like crazy talk.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Well, look who we are. But more importantly, consider where we are....*nerd*

    (I edited my prior post, thought it needed a bit of double entendre) (y) (This is after all, Oscar Wilde's turf I've managed to lead us onto. Moses would be soooo proud of me. Or not).
  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    True enough. I've met most types of tech forum denizens. A fair percentage when faced with one of those crossword puzzles that allow completion as cryptic, standard, and easy, choose......to play computer games. :eek:

    Sorry Matthew. Your thread deserved better.....or worse depending on your outlook.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Or perhaps mutter in wonderment, "WTF is that"!

    Now I'm puzzled. Following the logic, "any publicity is good publicity"....;)
  18. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    ...or "That's a big a$$ QR code. Why the numbers?"
    ...or "Hey! This monochrome Tetris is all locked up"

    Maybe the augmentation that should be highest on the "must have" list is a brain implant module for literacy. The present method ( generally called education I believe) has only a limited installed userbase, so maybe a quick and effortless procedure might see it gain better traction. If the augmentation- along the lies of a manufactured (or biomech) implant was as quick as say that of the Babel fish (or the premiere of Farscape and any similar contrivance to allow the cast to speak and understand English) there is a possibility that you could actually spend more time analysing the thoughts of others than trying to comprehend what's actually intended.

    Someone once told me that the human race developed as the dominant (at least non-insect) life form due to the ability to communicate intelligibly...maybe the age of the Eloi is closer than 802701 A.D.
  19. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    From a biophysics pov, most of the performance vector augmentations could never be a stand alone item, they would all require a massive amount of body reconstruction.. and as much as I am LOATHE to use this reference, a adamatiaum? skeletal reinforcement and serious steroid like musculature and ligament improvements just to deal with the new vectors the body can perform. Every time my character landed from 4-5 stories up I cringed at the spinal loading it would cause, ( think 15 elephants on your skull is what the SI joint would see from 4-5 stories up), to someone with just the legs augmented.. oddly the people talking about the augmented dicks could actually get away with it without any external body augmentations.. of course someone you are so fugly that you still wouldn't get laid..
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Every dog has its day. I'm in my 60's now, but I can assure you, I've scored more a** than the average toilet seat. My personal best was 6 different 'subjects', in the same week.....(wait for it)..... unenhanced.

    BTE, how did you slide 'dicks', past the censors?
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Oh my, I think I've even managed to offend myself with that post.....:oops:
  22. Razer

    Razer TS Booster Posts: 126   +14

    If deus-ex augmentations are available, then I will take:

    -cloaking system, and
    -icarus landing system
  23. It's a nice idea but as a true Christian (not like those fakes who pick and chose which parts they follow) I have to say absolutely not because they are an affront to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his sacrificial atonement and as such research into them should be stopped along with all stem cell research and the teaching of all scientific theories which do not support the bible such as evolution, gravity, germ theory, the heliocentric model, general relativity, big bang cosmology, climate change, plate tectonics etc etc.
  24. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    The human body was never designed for the current first-world civilisation: cars, sitting in office chairs all day looking at screens, etc.

    So, I'll gladly take some robo-eyes and titanium teeth, amongst others.
  25. Hell no. They can't even make a good toilet seat nevermind "Deus Ex like augmentations".

    If everything was not made for profit and there was a degree of quality - but not like that is going to change any time soon.

    Money money money money . . .

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