posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 05:25 PM
Im not sure that I agree that these technologies would be available to the upper classes only. At first yes, but as more people do this the cheaper
itll get and those who market these will need to make their money. Not to mention there will always be an underground market.
The possabilites Shadowflux and Greyhaven7 mention are a big concern and more with what I was thinking about. soldiers with communications implants,
infrared or thermal sensoring implants, and other physical or mental amplifications.
But theres also a whole range of poitive possabilities. Not just the more obvious medical benifits to those who are either born with an issue or those
who are injured. Even those mentioned above could be very usefull for legitimate purposes. But theres thousands of commercial purposes also. Imagine
night vision for those who drive or work nighttime shifts, multichannel communications between groups or individuals, sensory recorders, wireless
networks and computer access, data storage implats, language translation implants, EM blankets that could block all incomping and outgoing signals,
ShadowXIX made a good point also, that this levels the playing ground some especialy in the medial areas, but also this could make the world a bit
more level in the job market also. Those who are born able to compute large numbers easily saved themselves $x, where I can purchase an implant which
I also agree there needs to be lots of oversight and checks and balances. But I dont think thatll be enough. If country X has the resources to persue
quietly building an army of super techno-men, I dont think there would be any hesitation. We know by example of today that with such technologies like
bio, chemical, and nuclear sciences are being persued even with treaties and laws banning or limiting them. Not to mention theres just some companies
alone who I would not trust an implant from or its software.
I would say Im all for the different possabilties we could have. I look foreward to the day when I can access my entire music collection by thought or
from an internal data storage implant. I would also like to connect to a game server by thought and be able to play. With sensory manipulation
implants the effects could possibly be indistinguishable from the world we are in now.