Big news from our correspondent in the Transhuman underground: basement biohackers, attempting near-infrared vision experiments, want us to see
the world very differently.
I hate rainbows.
Sure, they symbolize many positive things to different cultures: peace, sexual identity, a bridge to heaven. But I hate real rainbows. Every time
I see one of those clown-colored frowns in the sky, I’m reminded of the limitations of human perception. Of the vast wavelengths that span the
electromagnetic spectrum, humans can see a mere 2.3%. Those mocking slivers of light we call rainbows? They’re just a fraction of the real
It’s a thing to wonder at—that mankind has managed to create the advanced technologies we enjoy today while only observing 2.3% of reality.
Occasionally we glimpse shadows cast by unseen forces; working in our allegorical caves, we’ve crafted abstract theories to understand x-rays,
radio, microwaves, and gamma rays. But how much more advanced would humanity be if we could perceive the other 97.7% of reality? What heights could we
reach if we were born with the ability to see it all?
"There does not seem to be much consideration for the fact that we are fundamentally broken beings, and until we figure which parts of the beast are
noble, and which should stay and which pieces need gutted, no technology in the world will make us transhuman."
(Mods, again, please note that this was THE best place I could find to put this thread. I feel it does come into play with the over "philosophy" of
Transhumanism and Body Modification, and I'm sure it will be an eye opening (parden the pun) and enlightening read for many)
The views of a Sadist.....
Much like my other thread in this forum, am I going to go out and get this done? Probably not
But, it is RATHER intriguing! Imagine the day that it can be as easy as getting Lazik surgery done? Night time vision? Better Driving? These are
most definitely the things of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
The possibilities are endless. Why not alter, and improve our bodies? After all, it's the one TRUE thing we own in this life.....