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Would you get cybernetic implants?
July 6th 2006, 00:37 CEST by OwenButler

Would you get cybernetic implants?

To what lengths would you augment yourself with readily available cybernetic implants?

Assume cybernetic implants were affordable, painless and invisible.

Would you get an eye implant that showed you the correct time for the time zone you are in, in a HUD?

Would you get an eye implant that showed a todo list of tasks in your vision which you could create/checkoff using your brain?

Would you get an implant that enhanced your vision or hearing?

Would you get an implant to correct a chemical imbalance in your brain?

Would you get an implant to override your muscle control to drive for you?

Reading Peter F Hamilton's Nights Dawn Trilogy got me to thinking: "How amazing would it be to have cybernetic implants?"

Assuming you could do anything, how far would you go with augmenting your body with computers/technology?  If you have a limit, what is it?  Furthermore, why is that the limit?
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#87 by bago
2006-07-06 18:19:41
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Creepy story about totally missing the point.

This is my preferred take.

We need to keep our arms open, our head up, smiles big and our middle fingers raised.
#88 by Greg
2006-07-06 18:20:09
Liberty is such a butch.

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#89 by schnee
2006-07-06 19:40:51
david@snowdesign.com
I'm thinking of buying one. But, the glossy screen, the runnning hot thing..? Can we get an amen?

Glossy screen... I feel wrong saying this but.. I kinda like it. I see reflections, but they aren't bad, and the screen is still easier to read than the matte finish in bright environments. I'm not doing color critical work on it.

Heat issues... yeah, it runs hot, but the Powerbook G4 ran hotter. Also, Apple always goes for 'quiet and hot' over 'cool and loud'. It's a drawback, but not a deal-breaker.

It's durable and portable, though. Seems much less delicate and fussy than the old Powerbook.

#90 by Penguinx
2006-07-06 20:19:40
My XP laptop has a glossy screen and I dig it.

#91 by jjohnsen
2006-07-06 22:18:05
http://www.johnsenclan.com
My iBook is hotter than Hades.  I'd love a Macbook, but the first couple of versions of new Apple products make me nervous.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#92 by Jibble
2006-07-06 22:27:37
I would indeed say that your Macintosh computer is flaming.

Lady, people aren't chocolates. But you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Blog. 217 lbs.  37 to go.
#93 by schnee
2006-07-06 23:19:32
david@snowdesign.com
Oh thtop it!

#94 by Penguinx
2006-07-06 23:24:56
I fucked a man in the ass while I placed my order. It just seemed right. Plus, you know, you get the secret, gay Apple discount.

#95 by jjohnsen
2006-07-07 01:01:18
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Well now I feel stupid, they convinced my I was the one that had to take it for the discount.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#96 by Warren Marshall
2006-07-07 01:42:32
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
I'm using my iBook on my front porch right now.  I've never felt gayer.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#97 by yotsuya
2006-07-07 01:46:37
Well now I feel stupid, they convinced my I was the one that had to take it for the discount.

They fucked you in the eye? That's the most disturbing thing I have ever read in the history of the Internet.

"It's only make-believe until it becomes flim-flam."
#98 by Penguinx
2006-07-07 02:05:53
Warren, if it is any consolation the above post is the gayest thing I think I've ever said.

#99 by lwf
2006-07-07 02:56:08
I'm probably going to go totally gay in the next couple of months. Final Cut and all.

Today Officer Coon, Officer Nigger-hater, and Officer Keep-darky-down were acquitted of all racist charges.
#100 by schnee
2006-07-07 05:12:13
david@snowdesign.com
It's like Top Gun in here.

#101 by Mister Nutty
2006-07-07 05:51:58
You can be my wing man anytime.

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#102 by schnee
2006-07-07 08:15:49
david@snowdesign.com
Bullshit! You can be mine.

#103 by schnee
2006-07-07 08:15:59
david@snowdesign.com
So. Gay.

#104 by Gunp01nt
2006-07-07 08:57:44
supersimon33@hotmail.com
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire.

After I learned of my [Dutch] heritage the rate at which I pushed passerbys off of bridges shot up significantly.
 - Penguinx
#105 by bago
2006-07-07 10:47:26
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Sorry, you're waaaay out of line.

We need to keep our arms open, our head up, smiles big and our middle fingers raised.
#106 by mgns
2006-07-07 12:18:37
I'd love a Macbook, but the first couple of versions of new Apple products make me nervous.

Same here.

Cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any
Sense of compassion
Between supposed lovers
#107 by mgns
2006-07-07 12:25:48
One of those Ford pickup trucks, F150 or whatever, those big ungodly fuck-off things, just parked across the street. Tinted windows. This ultra-tanned semi-midget, maybe four and a half feet and well over 200 pounds, climbs out.

In a god damn speedo.

Cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any
Sense of compassion
Between supposed lovers
#108 by Funkdrunk
2006-07-07 12:56:10
jflavius@bellatlantic.net
Thanks.

Now I'm going to have to spend all day trying to get that image out of my head.

Funk.

I am sofa king.  We todd ed.
#109 by Jibble
2006-07-07 13:59:46
That's fucking awesome. Let's all go play beach volleyball in our jeans and no shirts.

Lady, people aren't chocolates. But you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Blog. 217 lbs.  37 to go.
#110 by Penguinx
2006-07-07 14:37:46
F-150's aren't big. They're barely functional as a work truck, even.

#111 by jjohnsen
2006-07-07 15:45:19
http://www.johnsenclan.com
One of those Ford pickup trucks, F150 or whatever, those big ungodly fuck-off things, just parked across the street. Tinted windows. This ultra-tanned semi-midget, maybe four and a half feet and well over 200 pounds, climbs out.

In a god damn speedo.

I really need to start carrying a digital camera on my person at all times.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#112 by Caryn
2006-07-07 16:07:04
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
HAhaha - that was the best goddamn thing to read first thing in the morning. Nothing in my day can possibly live up to that.

Current novel word count: 18,400 words (I'm hoping by putting it here it helps motivate me)
#113 by Matt Perkins
2006-07-07 18:10:54
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
I'm willing to bet that story is funnier than the entirety of the movie "Click". I'm not willing, however, to test that theory out.

I'm a sap when it comes to family movies, but I really liked Click. Funny and touching... Much like 50 Dates, more of a real movie than an all out Adam Sandler movie.

#114 by jjohnsen
2006-07-07 18:12:20
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Man, terrorists really have it out for you New Yorkers.  It's great that they caught these guys, but what sucks is now Bush can proclaim all his steps against the war on terror as working.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#115 by Matt Perkins
2006-07-07 18:16:38
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
[blog]
I got that job offer I had talked about the other day in IRC... Good sized pay increase, benefits, 401k, etc and looks to be a great amount of room for advancement and on the job learning/training. I told my current boss about this morning... I don't think they are going to match the offer.

Going to be weird leaving this job after 3+ years and it being what saved me from leaving the tech industry.

Next job really should be a HUGE step up in terms of what I can do. I'll start as a senior level programmer and be able to work my way into project design and management and more.
[/blog]

#116 by gaggle
2006-07-07 18:19:58
Hoorraaaaayyy Matt,  2xcongrats!

"[The internet is] not a truck. It's a series of tubes."
#117 by Warren Marshall
2006-07-07 18:29:29
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Awesome, Matt!  Congrats!

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#118 by Jibble
2006-07-07 18:31:17
Awesome, Matt! Congrats on the upgrade.

Lady, people aren't chocolates. But you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Blog. 217 lbs.  37 to go.
#119 by Marsh Davies
2006-07-07 18:37:25
www.verbalchilli.com
Well done! Sounds like a sweet position.

#120 by Jibble
2006-07-07 18:40:40
It is unclear how far along the plot had moved -- whether it was in the talking stages or a more advanced operational phase, counterterrorism sources told CNN. No explosives were found.

I'm really getting tired of them hyping the crap out of catching these "terrorists". This kind of thing goes on every day. As far as I'm concerned, it's not news if we didn't catch someone who was in the real planning stages (buying explosives, detailed plans, etc.). If idiots talking in an unsecured online chat room are really a threat to national security, then we suck at national security. Shit, even the FBI agrees with me:

But there is "no indication of any imminent threat to the New York transportation system or anywhere else in the U.S.," FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko said in a statement.

I swear, the media is going to hand the elections this year to the Republicans with all this hype.

Lady, people aren't chocolates. But you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Blog. 217 lbs.  37 to go.
#121 by jjohnsen
2006-07-07 18:47:27
http://www.johnsenclan.com
That's great news, I'm jealous of everyone that is able to get a job they enjoy.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#122 by Jibble
2006-07-07 18:48:41
Did I mention I started my new job this week? It fucking rocks.

Lady, people aren't chocolates. But you know what they are, mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Blog. 217 lbs.  37 to go.
#123 by Ergo
2006-07-07 18:51:34
My wife wants me to quit my job.

Ergo is right, as he always is except the times when his opinion is different than mine.--Mr. Nutty
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#124 by CheesyPoof
2006-07-07 18:53:00
I want to ge a new job too. I found one in company, just need to post my resume.
#125 by BobJustBob
2006-07-07 19:05:21
My wife wants me to quit my job.


If I was married to a doctor, I'd quit my job.

"That probably entirely useless path, that probably lost day, that probably futile hope. What's the point of it all?" - Franz Kafka, The Castle
#126 by schnee
2006-07-07 19:46:28
david@snowdesign.com
I swear, the media is going to hand the elections this year to the Republicans with all this hype.

That's the point.

#127 by Matt Perkins
2006-07-07 19:55:24
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Thanks for the congrats...

I'm really hoping it works out to the potential it seems to have from the outside. Now to just make it the 2 weeks at my current job without killing anyone :P.

#128 by Caryn
2006-07-07 20:00:15
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
Congrats, Matt!

Current novel word count: 18,400 words (I'm hoping by putting it here it helps motivate me)
#129 by Penguinx
2006-07-07 20:07:16
Congrats, Matt!

Why, Ergo?

#130 by Greg
2006-07-07 20:13:43
It took me over 120 posts to realize this was a new topic.

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#131 by Hieronymus
2006-07-07 20:19:12
My favourite part of the tunnel plot was the plan to flood New York with the water from the river, despite the fact that the city is above the water level.
#132 by Matt Perkins
2006-07-07 20:20:06
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
I've levelled!

#133 by Ergo
2006-07-07 20:36:36
Px--

She wants me to stay home and take care of all the mundane shit, i.e. house, yard, laundry, bills, etc. She knows that my job is driving me nuts anymore and figures the change would do me good. We're also mulling over the kids issue again.

Ergo is right, as he always is except the times when his opinion is different than mine.--Mr. Nutty
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#134 by Warren Marshall
2006-07-07 20:37:23
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
We're also mulling over the kids issue again.

Run away!!

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#135 by Ergo
2006-07-07 20:38:44
Yeah, that's my immediate reaction as well. I really don't want to start my career as a dad at age 40.

Ergo is right, as he always is except the times when his opinion is different than mine.--Mr. Nutty
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#136 by Shadarr
2006-07-07 20:39:23
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
She's getting to that age, huh?  Luckily mine's still 29 so I've got at least another year or three before she's likely to go crazy for the kiddies.

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