Cybernetic enhancements: Will you want them?

  • Thread starter Tyro
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Will you want cybernetic enhancements?

  • Yes, definitely. I have no objections to them.

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • Yes, but I will not want some.

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Undecided. Wait and see.

    Votes: 3 37.5%
  • No, I won't want any.

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Don't know.

    Votes: 1 12.5%

  • Total voters
    8
  • #1
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Main Question or Discussion Point

I am not talking about prosthetic arms or legs, or artificial hearts which you need for your health. I am talking about cybernetic implants which you don't need for your health, but could arguably improve your quality of life.

Examples of this would be a microprocessor or solid state memory for your brain, eye implants, etc.
 

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  • #2
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What is the difference between the third and the fifth choices?
 
  • #3
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The short answer is that the third indicates ambivalence, while the fifth indicates, for the lack of a more polite word, ignorance (or humour )

Someone who answers #3 might be convinced about their utility with the correct marketing. Or they might be afraid of such technology if they meet people strongly opposed to this technology. Someone who answers #5 wouldn't be bothered to find out. :frown:
 
  • #4
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I voted "Wait and see" but I do lean towards no such enhancements at all.
 
  • #5
chroot
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"Yes, but I will not want some?"

Houston, we have a problem.

- Warren
 
  • #6
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I voted "No, I won't want any."

Nothing's better than the real thing...unadulterated.

Cheers.
 
  • #7
enigma
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I wouldn't mind a mind/machine interface where I could merely think the words/commands and they appear on the screen. Man that would cut down on drafting and typing time...
 
  • #8
ShawnD
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I would LOVE a memory upgrade. I paid $150 to get a palm pilot simply because my memory is terrible. I can remember numbers for YEARS but I can't remember anything trivial like names, places, events that have happened, events that are going to happen and so forth. I can remember the 4 digit combination to the bike lock I used from grade 1 to 6 but I can't remember what happened throughout the day if somebody asks me. Memory would sure be great.
 

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