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Title: Humans 2.0
Post by: imaginary friend on April 07, 2013, 11:27:07 AM
Came across this photo gallery:   http://io9.com/brilliant-and-bejeweled-prostheses-designed-to-stand-ou-471017214

and I figured I'd use it as a jumping-off point for looking at the future of human augmentation.

 :glasses9:
Title: Re: Humans 2.0
Post by: AllieDiana on April 07, 2013, 09:52:00 PM
Has anyone come across the book Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future (http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_After_Man:_An_Anthropology_of_the_Future") by Dougal Dixon?

Not that I think it has any speculative merit at all, but this thread brought to mind its illustrations.

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m55qpvqagg1r0lmg6.jpg)

Its horrifying illustrations.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcb2whPLyL1qb8f0mo1_500.jpg)
hi guyz
(http://www.sivatherium.narod.ru/library/Dixon_3/pics/p0112.jpg)
LOOK AT HOW THE LIP BUNCHES UP ABOVE THE GUMS AS THE ENTIRE SET OF TEETH POPS OUT
LOOK
Title: Re: Humans 2.0
Post by: Miranda. on April 08, 2013, 12:15:14 PM
There is this YA series called "pretties" that was written by Scott Westerfield. there are "uglies" and "preties" its is basically an extreme form of puberty.

 "In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time."

So they have all these extreme modifications where they are getting jeweled eyes and moving/flashing tattoos and as soon as they are tired of them or want a new one they get rid of them and start over. There is more to the books than that the whole series just has neat/horrifying body augmentation.
Title: Re: Humans 2.0
Post by: sangrebloom on April 09, 2013, 03:05:18 AM
^^ that seems a little repulsive to me.    The limbs, however, seem actually very pretty and would probably do something positive mentally for the person that needs it.
Title: Re: Humans 2.0
Post by: Miranda. on April 09, 2013, 10:17:23 AM
^^ that seems a little repulsive to me.   

that sort of ended up being the point. or part of it.
Title: Re: Humans 2.0
Post by: imaginary friend on April 09, 2013, 05:57:26 PM
artificial womb successfully used to bring shark embryos to term:   http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2012/11/growing-babies-the-ethics-of-artificial-wombs/

someday...    :lovestory: