Thursday, June 9, 2016

If you can't beat them... (part 4)

Infrared vision has already been experimented with and researched for humans. Microchips originally implanted in test animals to study mental deterioration and to prevent diseases like Alzheimer's have been found to enhance actual intelligence as well. A day looms in the not-so-distant future when technology originally designed to help people will become a thing of fashion, convenience, or even competition—those who can pay may decide to enhance themselves for a variety of reasons. Superhuman soldiers, bionic athletes, and fast-thinking operators of various machines may become commonplace in our future. Perhaps it may one day be a job requirement to be implanted with a brain-enhancing chip that allows the employee to better interface with coworkers, computers, and robots. Military service may involve mandatory physical enhancement, strength boosting, and heightened reflexes (and of course, those infrared eyes I mentioned earlier). People that are integrated with “cyberware” (cyborgs—man and machine) will be commonplace.

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