Technologies no longer need big government projects to advance. So far, at least 59,000 individuals are independently deciding to take steps to become cyborgs. They have neurological prosthetics to enable them to do things unaugmented humans can’t. From real-time earthquake feedback to synthetic synethesia to simply embedding chips and magnets to make it easier to use devices, people are experimenting on themselves. As soon as someone figures out a way to help traders trade better, intellectuals think better, improve poor memories, or something useful to millions, then the transition will no longer be sci-fi or quirky but possibly necessary to compete and live. We’re redefined convention before. This may be our first time we redefine our species, with mechanical or electrical assistance.
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