Post Reply Trendy UK bar offers platform for mechanical modification enthusiasts
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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42887405
A group of mostly under 35 year old UK occupants got together to talk about their reasons for pushing human mechanical modification, most of which don't work well or are almost entirely useless.

One guy is pushing this in order to solve problems that people don't actually have, a tried and true method.

This sort of nonsense probably harbingers the collapse of society rather than some glorious future. You mostly don't hear about the efforts that may actually lead to this sort of thing being integrated into society. This stuff is just fad and fashion.
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Mostly seems like a cosmetic trend trying to emulate cyber-punk themes. At least until tech actually starts offering legitimately useful reasons for applying tech modifications to healthy tissue. Probably will increase as a trend as more and more bio-compatible devices are developed, but seems innocuous if odd looking.
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I have a quandary like this in my personal life, there are experimental methods for helping with the keratoconus I have in my right eye but if I choose to go ahead with experimental methods then I'll be pigeon holed into having to take anti-rejection medication for the rest of my life. That's something I'll have to come to a decision to on my own, however I wouldn't ever think of involving other people to follow the same path that I do, as for whether it'll bring about a collapse in society..? You said it yourself this is more or less a fad or a fashion but I think tattoos were the same way at some point, an implement of society to mark criminals with time the procedure becomes more streamlined and methods for removal become available.

Transhumanism isn't this new concept either, but I'd rather allow an expert go about carrying out the procedure than some back alley deal, I think neural implants or the neural lace that Elon Musk is planning on designing is one of those implements of this sort of technology that I see eventually becoming mainstream.

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