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Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
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What range of functions should the future body provide?


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January 16, 2013

If you could design your own body, give it any shape, size, color, contour, texture and elegant design, what would you choose? What if your body could regenerate healthier, fresher skin and worn out tendons, ligaments and joints with replaceable ones? What if your body was as sleek, as sexy, and feel as comfortable as your new automobile? These are just a few of the questions to consider in the decades ahead. Sit back, take a deep, relaxing breath, follow the Primo Guides, and come along for an aerodynamic ride. Welcome to the future! ’ (Natasha Vita-More) 1

’… in a couple of years, everyone will consider the possession of a soft, hairy, sweating body to be shameful and indcecent. In a prostheticized society, you can snap on the loveliest creations of modern engineering.’ (Stanislaw Lem The Futurological Congress: Vision of 2039) 2


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Posted by melis256  on  01/17  at  07:14 AM

As soon as we can let the human brain invade a compatible external device, the genie is out of the bottle and the rest will be no different than designing and connecting modern computer systems on the internet.
This requires a complete theory of the human biological brain but would eventually result in it becoming redundant.
When all the cognitive biological brain functions have been informationally diplexed on the larger external part of the brain the redundant parts inside the scull could really undergo any kind of re-purposing.






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