Transhumanism - The Future of Human Augmentation

  • Lately, I've become interested in the topic of augmentation.

    For anyone who doesn't know what augmentation is, it's basically when you install mechanical or electronic technology into a living organism to enhance their genetic abilities tenfold. For instance, a computer chip integrated with the brain may help you remember things better, think faster, or gain knowledge without having to learn it.

    Of course, augmentation isn't limited to the brain. One example of mechanical augmentation is the Overwatch Transhuman Arm soldiers from Half-Life 2. For those unfamiliar with the lore of Half-Life 2, they're basically soldiers that have been completely brainwashed, their brain, joints, organs, etc have been artificially enhanced to the point where they're able to take on almost any threat.

    I'm curious to hear your thoughts on this subject. Feel free to reply.