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Human Augmentations - Hell yeah!

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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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who could blame you, you know what they say about a man with big feet lol




posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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While I'm mostly all for augmented bodies, the fact remains that the limits of the human body have yet to be discovered.




posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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hate to be the "fleshie in the room"




"despisers of the body, are not bridges to the Superman"
-Nietzsche




human evolution has not ended

grafting mechanical parts will end that evolution however


then there's the pitfalls of subscribing to other people's systems



"I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create."
-William Blake,






"The Human Body, is the Ultimate Chariot of Khaos"
-Peter Carrol


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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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True enough. I used to do parkour for a while back when. But one thing I realized quickly was - it would've been much easier if I had augmentations.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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taken from
Global Frequency #02
copyright warren ellis and DC Comics
the moral authority of the author and publisher has been affirmed



still want to be enhanced?



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
reply to post by Gauss
 


hate to be the "fleshie in the room"




"despisers of the body, are not bridges to the Superman"
-Nietzsche


human evolution has not ended

grafting mechanical parts will end that evolution however


then there's the pitfalls of subscribing to other people's systems



"I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create."
-William Blake,




"The Human Body, is the Ultimate Chariot of Khaos"
-Peter Carrol


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Waiting for the videos to load, but I wanted to say, I don't think anybody (Haha, get it? Body!) who want augmentations despise the human body. Also, evolution doesn't end just because we augment ourselves - on the contrary, future evolutions from there on will be in our hands rather than the hands of Nature, because as technology evolves, so will humanity+.


Oh, and nothing wrong with being the fleshie in the room as long as you're not trying to prevent others from becoming "more" than a fleshie.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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nothing stops evolving, even with bionic limbs our bodies will still evolve if survival depends on it. and having augmentations would not make you anybodys slave, they would simply be tools, more advanced tools, granted, but still tools that are controlled by the user



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
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still want to be enhanced?




If my determination to become enhanced was so fragile that it could be shaken by a couple of comics, I would be a sad excuse for a human being.
On the serious side - yes, I still want to be enhanced. I'm not planning any full-body conversions like that guy - and those weren't voluntary anyway, so it's a moot point. At most, for me, it would be an arm and maybe some brain implants. Possibly some internal organs. Nothing too major.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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ooooookaaaay...

you and davenorriss watch out for them hackers though



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Oh, we will, trust me. And if they try to hack us, we'll put our weaponized left arms to good use.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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that is one uber-cool comic strip, might have to find me a full copy of that.

hackers? ill just turn off my wi-fi and bluetooth conectivity lol

im more interested in the eyes and the mind, id have an eidetic memory and eyes that are more like a camera... record, zoom, rewind, maybe some lazer vision lol



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by DaveNorris
that is one uber-cool comic strip, might have to find me a full copy of that.


Great minds think alike. Without admitting any guilt, I just started up Utorrent.


Anyway, I'm all about firepower myself when it comes to augs.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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i just wanna be the worlds greatest peeping tom..... noooo, i must use my newly aquired powers for the force of good lol



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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That reminded me of Doctor Death, one of Mitchell and Webb's sketches.





posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:13 PM
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Depends on if you have the money for those expensive augmentations....

If I was the government I sure as hell wouldn't let the public know of robotic augments or genetic augments. I would keep it a secret and give it to soldiers that are constantly on the battlefield, and not fighting over upper class/lower class.

It would suck to live in a country where you're in poverty because you're not half robot.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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So how would all this metal in your body and attached to your body affect your brain? I'm sure scientists know the consequences of heavy metal poisoning..

But why would anyone want new arms/legs, if they have perfectly fine working ones?
We don't even fully know what our brain can do, and people want to replace their limbs with metal ones?
Why use brute strength when you can use logic and reasoning?
This would only add up to more wars, violence, and oppression.

And unless you get a super strong metal wrapped around your brain, without damaging it, there is always a way to subdue a metal human.

Actually, all you guys get those augments. When SHTF, I could use all that metal for something.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by Trappenin
So how would all this metal in your body and attached to your body affect your brain? I'm sure scientists know the consequences of heavy metal poisoning..

But why would anyone want new arms/legs, if they have perfectly fine working ones?
We don't even fully know what our brain can do, and people want to replace their limbs with metal ones?
Why use brute strength when you can use logic and reasoning?
This would only add up to more wars, violence, and oppression.

And unless you get a super strong metal wrapped around your brain, without damaging it, there is always a way to subdue a metal human.

Actually, all you guys get those augments. When SHTF, I could use all that metal for something.


I'm pretty sure the metal poisoning part is where the nanomachines come in. I want to replace my left arm because so far I haven't found a single person who can turn a real arm into a Gatlin gun. I prefer brute strength because logic and reasoning doesn't help when somebody's shooting at you. And yes, there might be a way to subdue a metal human, but there is also a way to subdue a flesh human. So what?

And actually, if I ever get the chance, I will get those augmentations. Meanwhile, you can hide in your backyard bunker waiting for the SHTF scenario that will never come.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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This thread is similar to an idea I'm trying to turn into either a novel or a short story. Basically what if some crazy scientist invented a self replicating nanobot capable of replacing and imitating every cell in your body in one handy injection. It would of course be capable of quantum computations and also replacing every brain cell rendering the user a higher level of intelligence. Basically in the end result of human augumentaion we'd cease to be human and evolve into a technological species with the counciousness aspect of humanity existing as software within a rather classy high tech substrate. I'm sure this idea has been used before in sci-fi but in my story the guy get's to kick a lot of arse and bring down corrupt corporate empires. Must admit the protagonist in Terminator 2 was my main source of reference and a bit of iain m banks.
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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sounds like a good read, make it a graphic novel and im there lol, trying to write one myself, graphic novel that is, its all in my head i just cant get it down on paper, although mine has more to do with religion and how wrong christianity got it



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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Hehe i'd be so into that if i could draw something more complicated than stick figures. In my story the bad guys have soldiers who are augumented with nano tube reinforced bones and carbon nanowire enhanced muscles as well as brain implants for faster reflexes etc. I'm thinking anything with nano in it sounds suitably technical for the purposes of my prose. my main technical problem with the main character is he's just too good for any real opposition mght have to hamstring him somehow.

I do think augumention is going to be big business in the future - it already is in a way with simple things like glasses for bad eyesight, hell, even walking sticks. A lot, if not all of our technology is about extending or surpassing the human body's abilities. Seems unlikely it won't end up implanted within the body itself.
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