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If I could remove a body part to enhance my life then yeah sure, why not?
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Worked for Frieza

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I thought this would be about self-harm...

As for the actual question, well, we can't even make organ transplants work 100% of the time yet, so it's probably a little off. Personally, I don't need superhuman capabilities, but it sure would be nice to know that I could just get a new mechanical arm/leg/whatever if I ever lost one of my own. Though, if we could make prosthetic limbs that functioned and felt as if they were our own, I wonder if that would make people more reckless when doing extreme sports and the like. XD
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Nope.
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Tricer wrote:

That is modification not mutilation(unless you're insanely christian).

mutilation usually refers to harm or disfigure for no reason(maybe except vengeance or personal issues)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qCea0AmUtw

True Mutilation, look at dem hands boi
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Self-mutilation? Or body-modification? I came into this thread thinking that this was about people who cut themselves or something, but it seems like we're talking about robotic things.

In recent years I thought about getting cybernetic enhancements.....but I'm talking about the spiffier stuff, much of which probably won't be around for a couple more decades. And by the spiffier stuff, I'm talking about cybernetic limbs, and possibly even augmented reality.

Though, to be fair, I doubt cybernetic enhancements are all they're cracked up to be. For one, they're extremely expensive, especially if you want voluntary enhancements. Second, I think they would take lots of getting used to when they're grafted on to your person; just because you have a prosthetic arm that looks and functions like your old arm doesn't mean you'll be able to use it as efficiently as you did with your old arm, at least without practice. Third, cybernetic prosthetics in the near future will probably just strictly be prosthetics, with no interesting enhancements to provide greater potential than your old limb could.

Nonetheless, it's easy to be classified as a "cyborg". All you need is a cochlear implant, for example. I think Zoë Quinn is technically a cyborg as well. I hate to bring her up, but I couldn't find anyone else to reference.
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Chances are we will have lab grown organs before we have any good cybernetics, so if my liver/heart etc was giving out before my time and I had the chance to prolong my life then yes. Only would have body (limb etc) modifications if I suffered some form of disability for example Will Smiths Arm on iRobot or something.
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It's fine, as long as you have the essence for it.
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Completely against the whole transsex/species self mutilation.

Replacing broken parts with machines is ok. Be better if we could regrow them.
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Hmm, I plan to get into genetic engineering so I'd rather just mutate my DNA to become biologically superior and not mechanically superior, but if that doesn't go all too well, I'd probably become a cyborg while I'm waiting.
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Individuality was around long before Christianity came along telling everyone not to be who they are.
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Posted 1/12/16

Ryulightorb wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

So how many years do I have to wait then?


rough estimate 50?


Lol you think its gonna take 50 years?!?! 15-20 years and in 50 years our brains will be computers allowing us to live inside computers in anime worlds and what not.
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Hrafna wrote:

Individuality was around long before Christianity came along telling everyone not to be who they are.


Do you read what you post?
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I wouldn't do it personally. Robots and the like creep me out, without having mechanical parts merged onto my own body. Eff that.
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Rujikin wrote:


Hrafna wrote:

Individuality was around long before Christianity came along telling everyone not to be who they are.


Do you read what you post?

Are you a protozoa?
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