Will humans become cyborgs?

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  1. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Habitué

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  2. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo TAZ Administrator

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    Ah, no. I don't think so.
     
  3. The Sandman

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  4. ozzy47

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    I don't believe so either.
     
  5. BioWarfare

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    Yes, we already are.
     
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Habitué

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    How?
     
  7. BioWarfare

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    Psychologically and socially, we are barely ever unique. Aren't cyborgs all the same?
     
  8. CarpCharacin

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    Not necessarily. Even if we aren't unique, we haven't merged with machines.
     
  9. BioWarfare

    BioWarfare The uphill battle

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    What do you mean?

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    Is this all from the link in OP because I did not read so I may have a hard time understanding.
     
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  10. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Habitué

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    We may use machines, but we have not merged with them. We haven't became machines.
     
  11. BioWarfare

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    Not in the literal sense for the public, but metaphorically and in some behind closed door cases, yes.
     
  12. CarpCharacin

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    What are those behind closed doors cases?
     
  13. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Are you sure?
    Yeah right, I haven't found someone who looks, act and so forth the same as me.
     
  14. zappaDPJ

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    You don't need to worry because it's path we won't need to take. What's far more likely is during your lifetime you will face a difficult ethical question on whether or not it's acceptable to harvest body parts from your clone.
     
  15. LordOfSpoon

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    aheadlesschicken.ca_cyborgblog_uploaded_images_1647_721166.jpg
     
  16. davemacc

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    You need to define what a cyborg is first.

    Yes, some of us will probably have some cybernetic implants eventually.
    It can be argued that some already have them as cochlear implants, pacemakers and artificial valves all interact with the bodies bioelectric system, albeit in very (relatively) basic ways.

    There are also prosthetics which can react to muscular and electrical impulses from the amputees remaining limb section and provide some reasonably complex movements once the user and/or limb has been trained to work in cooperation with each other.


    I'm not completely convinced it is something to be scared of. Like all technology in itself it is not inherently evil. It may be used by unscrupulous people in the future however.
     
  17. CarpCharacin

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    Artificial valves aren't cybernetic.
     
  18. Danielx64

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    Have someone been playing too much Deus Ex?
     
  19. CarpCharacin

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    I don't even know what that is.
     
  20. ozzy47

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