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  1. #1 The Human Body - Is it Upgradeable? 
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    Hey there people. Im new to the forum but I usually have debates with my room mate about science and the sorts.

    Now ive had some theory's about the human body and what we can do to it. I know alot of people are all "OOOOoohhh! oh no! we cant do that!" about bio-engineering. But I say hey! I want to have the ability to camaflaushe with my surroundings and the such!

    This is one of my Idea's and I would love some feed back about it.

    What if we went to a microscopic level and used titanium or some sort of strong metal to connect the dead cells of our skin. Creating some sort of bio-armor.

    (I relize this is completely insane but I would like to know)


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    expensive, and wouldnt work, dead cells fall of with the metal then


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    Ya they would probably be too heavy. Maybe deeper in.

    You know, instead of trying bioengineering you could learn chi gong. Take advantage of your natural upgrades.

    Don't get me wrong though. Bioengineering is real awesome. I just think it stops our natural ability to adapt; making us weaker in the long run. Don't stop thinking though.

    Maybe engineer the DNA to produce stronger materials on the skin cells and stronger methods of attachment. Maybe a layer of spider silk around the phospholipid bilayers. It could be a last stage of development before the skin cell dies.
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    Wow, the above poster got it perfectly correct. Really, I have a few words for idiots thinking becomming a cyborg is better: EM pulse, lightning strike, and *LESS ABILITY TO CONTROL THINGS* (or non, if you're fully cyberized). Those things, of course, would be occult wise, but that's just my view. To be more neutral: Overload cyborg, no more cyborg! Bioengineering is great for those with lost limbs, but idiots who are going "oooo cool! I can upgrade myself and be better!" are forgetting the fact that _Human bodies are far better at adapting than machines_. And humans can train to become better than machines. Just because 90% of the human race *underacheives* when it comes to their genetic capacity doesn't really mean machines are better. It just means humans are lazy/stupid. And those wanting to "just upgrade" instead of WORK AT IT are also lazy pieces of flesh. If that insults anybody, it probably means you are.

    Overall, those people wanting to be cyborgs are one of the idiots. I personally would prefer an organic body without any technology in it. As opposed to one prone to be easily destructable by EM overload! And no adaptability, and no improving other than manual upgrades, and limited proccessing information, and limited rate of movement, and....okay I could go on forever, but making yourself a machine IS. NOT. ADVANCING. Guess who makes the machines? You can't advance when you limit yourself to another humans implementation.

    EDIT: the best way to improve would be learning how to manipulate DNA, or eugenics (No, I'm not a nazi, but look at the german shepard. It's the best dog ever, and made by eugenics!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEvolutionist
    What if we went to a microscopic level and used titanium or some sort of strong metal to connect the dead cells of our skin. Creating some sort of bio-armor.
    first of all i would say it can be done, but your skin would be sealed and couldn't cool nor breathe... but it would be useless, and there are techniques who cost less and have more effect... Like normal body armor..

    -Dead skin cells burn.
    -Titanium will conduct power, and will fry you.
    -Where would the titanium be connected to?
    -Wouldn't it be to heavy?

    keep fantasying!!
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    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Camouflage, not camaflache !

    And yes, the body is upgradeable. They are working on eye surgery that gives you the vision of a eagle for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    Really, I have a few words for idiots thinking becomming a cyborg is better:
    "Jeremyhfht is extremely insulting." Four words. Is that what you mean by a few words?

    EDIT: the best way to improve would be learning how to manipulate DNA, or eugenics (No, I'm not a nazi, but look at the german shepard. It's the best dog ever, and made by eugenics!).
    Wow. For those who are modified before birth, you have nothing but the greatest of praise, but to those who consider it after birth, you are nothing but insulting.
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    There are predictions (based on how fast we are advancing in technology) that have been made indicating that we may be immortal through technology within a 100 years or so. Look up Ray Kurzweil, unless you already know who he is of course.

    While the idea of the technological advances sounds kind of cool the immortality thing is a bit creepy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    Really, I have a few words for idiots thinking becomming a cyborg is better:
    "Jeremyhfht is extremely insulting." Four words. Is that what you mean by a few words?

    EDIT: the best way to improve would be learning how to manipulate DNA, or eugenics (No, I'm not a nazi, but look at the german shepard. It's the best dog ever, and made by eugenics!).
    Wow. For those who are modified before birth, you have nothing but the greatest of praise, but to those who consider it after birth, you are nothing but insulting.
    Heh, it's funny how I mentioned if it insulted anybody it's most likely true. They're idiots if they ignore why becomming a cyborg *ISN'T* better. Insulting? Yeah, sure. If you have a problem with it, it most likely applies. And how am I insulting those who would consider it after birth? And considering it after birth would most likely be a thousand times more dangerous than before or during.

    Now, since I'm being insulting, I'd love to make it a point to be accurate as possible with the insult. And I am, since you obviously didn't provide me with any counter arguments other than "he's being insulting". I insult those who deserve it, and if you're going to ignore evidence as to why it's not better I don't see how the brand "idiot" doesn't apply. Especially after I listed a few things right in the very post! Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    Heh, it's funny how I mentioned if it insulted anybody it's most likely true. They're idiots if they ignore why becomming a cyborg *ISN'T* better. Insulting? Yeah, sure. If you have a problem with it, it most likely applies. And how am I insulting those who would consider it after birth? And considering it after birth would most likely be a thousand times more dangerous than before or during.

    Now, since I'm being insulting, I'd love to make it a point to be accurate as possible with the insult. And I am, since you obviously didn't provide me with any counter arguments other than "he's being insulting". I insult those who deserve it, and if you're going to ignore evidence as to why it's not better I don't see how the brand "idiot" doesn't apply. Especially after I listed a few things right in the very post! Haha
    From the complete lack of coherency in this post, I realize that you were so free with the word idiot probably because you are used to hearing it often about yourself.
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    Actually, no, the only person calling me an idiot tends to be myself. To answer your question.

    Aside from hermes obvious lack of capability to comprehend anything I write, I do believe that this most likely ends the topic. Unless someone has a logical counterargument or other piece to add? Hmm?
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