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14th May '18 1:26:50 PM HelloLamppost
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** Another episode features a character suffering progressive brain damage, and having their brain supplemented with computer implants. Once their organic brain is almost completely destroyed, the doctor just lets the character die because nobody sees any point in keeping them alive, despite the fact that in-universe the character is still a sapient, sentient being with all of his original memories. However, the character in question didn't feel like himself with the implants and wasn't really interested in living a shadow life, believing that if the last part of his cerebrum were artificially replaced (even with his memories intact via the posotronic implants) the result would simply be an android copy of him rather than actually ''him''. It was made very plain that to keep Bareil alive past that point would leave him with, at best, a drastically altered and emotionally stunted personality -- and there would be more such surgeries to come, so that in the long run he would likely wind up as JustAMachine.

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** Another episode features a character suffering progressive brain damage, and having their brain supplemented with computer implants. Once their organic brain is almost completely destroyed, the doctor just lets the character die because nobody sees any point in keeping them alive, despite the fact that in-universe the character is still a sapient, sentient being with all of his original memories. However, the character in question didn't feel like himself with the implants and wasn't really interested in living a shadow life, believing that if the last part of his cerebrum were artificially replaced (even with his memories intact via the posotronic implants) the result would simply be an android copy of him rather than actually ''him''. It was made very plain that to keep Bareil alive past that point would leave him with, at best, a drastically altered and emotionally stunted personality -- and there would be more such surgeries to come, come as still more of his central nervous system failed, so that in the long run he would likely wind up as JustAMachine.
14th May '18 1:26:16 PM HelloLamppost
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** Another episode features a character suffering progressive brain damage, and having their brain supplemented with computer implants. Once their organic brain is completely destroyed, the doctor just lets the character die because nobody sees any point in keeping them alive, despite the fact that in-universe the character is still a sapient, sentient being with all of his original memories. However, the character in question didn't feel like himself with the implants and wasn't really interested in living a shadow life, believing that if the last part of his cerebrum were artificially replaced (even with his memories intact via the posotronic implants) the result would simply be an android copy of him rather than actually ''him''.

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** Another episode features a character suffering progressive brain damage, and having their brain supplemented with computer implants. Once their organic brain is almost completely destroyed, the doctor just lets the character die because nobody sees any point in keeping them alive, despite the fact that in-universe the character is still a sapient, sentient being with all of his original memories. However, the character in question didn't feel like himself with the implants and wasn't really interested in living a shadow life, believing that if the last part of his cerebrum were artificially replaced (even with his memories intact via the posotronic implants) the result would simply be an android copy of him rather than actually ''him''. It was made very plain that to keep Bareil alive past that point would leave him with, at best, a drastically altered and emotionally stunted personality -- and there would be more such surgeries to come, so that in the long run he would likely wind up as JustAMachine.
14th May '18 1:18:35 PM Saber15
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** Enforced in ''Merlin's Gun'' and ''Minla's Flowers''; with humanity fighting a HopelessWar waged over millenia, the technological base needed to sustain most high-tech augments is destroyed. However, when Merlin who has been alive but in exile [[TimeAbyss for centuries]] restores contact with humanity, he finds that while their [[LostTechnology physical technology has regressed]] to being far inferior to his, their ''software'' is more advanced, with every person having their own cybernetic SpiritAdvisor who effortless cracked through his starships encryption.

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** Enforced in ''Merlin's Gun'' and ''Minla's Flowers''; with humanity fighting a HopelessWar waged over millenia, the technological base needed to sustain most high-tech augments is destroyed. However, when Merlin who has been alive but in exile [[TimeAbyss for centuries]] restores contact with humanity, he finds that while their [[LostTechnology physical physical, hardware-based technology has regressed]] to being far inferior to his, their ''software'' is more advanced, with every person having their own cybernetic SpiritAdvisor who that can effortless cracked crack through his starships starship's encryption.
14th May '18 12:11:21 PM HelloLamppost
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* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', Jet Black has a cybernetic arm to replace his natural one, lost long ago, and Spike has an artificial and mildly enhanced eye. Aversion, right? Well, no, as Jet's considered odd for not picking up an organic one, and the cybernetic arm's made of fairly weak metal and motors. Spike doesn't seem aware of the enhancements his eye gives him, if his reaction times or accuracy with firearms are due to the eye. This is the same setting with man-portable force field generators and many, many small concealed weapons. The protagonists play this trope relatively straight, but the rest of the series tends to avert it. It deals with a variety of transhuman themes, such as uploading consciousness into computers, super soldiers, futuristic drugs, and cryonics.

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* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', Jet Black has a cybernetic arm to replace his natural one, lost long ago, and Spike has an artificial and mildly enhanced eye. Aversion, right? Well, no, as Jet's considered odd for not picking up an organic one, and the cybernetic arm's made of fairly weak metal and motors. Spike doesn't seem aware of the enhancements his eye gives him, if his reaction times or accuracy with firearms are due to the eye. This is the same setting with man-portable force field generators and many, many small concealed weapons. The protagonists play this trope relatively straight, but the rest of the series tends to avert it. It deals with a variety of transhuman themes, such as uploading consciousness into computers, computers [[spoiler: (revealed as a fraud, in-universe)]], super soldiers, futuristic drugs, and cryonics.
11th May '18 6:01:56 AM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' has several methods of transhumanism. Baptism is a surgical procedure that grants quasi-supernatural abilities but is extremely dangerous to the patient (even a partial version has a mortality rate of 80%). Elixir is a drug that heals injuries and gives various improvements, originally used by the Lords to become superior to their subjects. However, making full use of Elixir requires one to first undergo Baptism, a high dose will transform the user into a Nocturnal[[note]]a monster with incredible power and amplified negative emotions, causing them to be a danger to everyone around them, and which is likely to soon run out of life force and die[[/note]], and making Elixir requires [[spoiler:the life energy of human beings]], all reasons why the main characters are reluctant to use it. Finally, there's the creation of part-Abyss, which makes the aforementioned Baptism look safe; exactly ''one'' person has survived this. Said person has superhuman strength, regeneration and senses, and can increase these further by tapping into their Abyss side (but with risks like being controlled by others). It's noted that if their true nature were to become public, they would almost certainly be executed (as normal Abyss are mindlessly-violent monsters), so their friends are trying to find a way to reverse this.
30th Mar '18 3:48:58 PM KillerClowns
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** Played straight and averted in the SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', where two of the "Affinities" (basically, guiding philosophies) involve the two primary means of improving humanity: bio-modification (Harmony) and cybernetics (Supremacy). The third Affinity called Purity is vehemently opposed to any sort of transhumanism (although they still use basic gene therapy to eliminate genetic defects and certain diseases), preferring to build heave defenses and use big guns against the other two. In fact, of the three, the Purity Affinity is the one that advocates {{terraforming}}, while Harmony and Supremacy are focused on modifying humans to survive on the planet. The Harmony victory is identical to the Ascent to Transcendence victory in ''Alpha Centauri''. The Supremacy victory, meanwhile, involves conquering ''Earth'' and forcing all humans everywhere to accept cybernetics. The Purity victory has the anti-transhumanists call in reinforcements from Earth to crush all the others. That said, even Harmony and Supremacy have limits; they join Purity in viewing the Harmony-Supremacy hybrid affinity introduced in ''Rising Tide'', which combines both biological and mechanical augmentation so as to change mankind to levels beyond both, as abhorrent.

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** Played straight and averted in the SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', where two of the "Affinities" (basically, guiding philosophies) involve the two primary means of improving humanity: bio-modification (Harmony) and cybernetics (Supremacy). The third Affinity called Purity is vehemently opposed to any sort of transhumanism (although they still use basic gene therapy to eliminate genetic defects and certain diseases), preferring to build heave defenses and use big guns against the other two. In fact, of the three, the Purity Affinity is the one that advocates {{terraforming}}, while Harmony and Supremacy are focused on modifying humans to survive on the planet. The Harmony victory is identical to the Ascent to Transcendence victory in ''Alpha Centauri''. The Supremacy victory, meanwhile, involves conquering ''Earth'' and forcing all humans everywhere to accept cybernetics. The Purity victory has the anti-transhumanists call in reinforcements from Earth to crush all the others. That said, even Harmony and Supremacy have limits; they join Purity in viewing the Harmony-Supremacy hybrid affinity introduced in ''Rising Tide'', which combines both biological and mechanical augmentation so as to change mankind to [[TranshumanAlien levels beyond both, both]], as abhorrent.
13th Feb '18 4:42:18 PM zarpaulus
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' has a few factions that disapprove of certain forms of transhumanism:
** Xenophobes disapprove of genetic modification, seeing modded subspecies as "impure".
** Egalitarians don't like the idea of using eugenics or "capacity boosters" to improve the empire's leadership, but they don't have a problem with genetic modification of the whole population.
** Spiritualists consider BrainUploading to be an elaborate form of suicide and the very existence of artificial intelligence to be anathema.
9th Sep '17 7:01:40 PM SSJMagus
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** Another episode features a character suffering progressive brain damage, and having their brain supplemented with computer implants. Once their organic brain is completely destroyed, the doctor just lets the character die because nobody sees any point in keeping them alive, despite the fact that in-universe the character is still a sapient, sentient being with all of his original memories. However, the character in question didn't feel like himself with the implants and wasn't really interested in living a shadow life.
* In a plot arc of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', they revisit the "augment" point. Apparently examining their genetic code with 22nd century technology, they discover that there really was a flaw in the process. A subtle flaw in their enhanced neurology also created increased aggression. An ironic aspect of all of this is that the Augments really were not ridiculously powerful. Indeed, all things considered they were only slightly superior to most Vulcans, and not in all respects. It was simply that they tended to use their enhanced abilities in a very aggressive way. But numerous Federation species possess greater-than-human attributes. Vulcans are the most obvious example. But you also have the Betazoids, who are human-like but possess telepathic powers. Then there are the El-Aurian's, who have incredibly long lifespans. Peculiarly, there is no fear of transhuman traits being acquired via [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreeding]] with alien races. But trying to gain the exact same traits via genetic engineering is considered a taboo.

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** Another episode features a character suffering progressive brain damage, and having their brain supplemented with computer implants. Once their organic brain is completely destroyed, the doctor just lets the character die because nobody sees any point in keeping them alive, despite the fact that in-universe the character is still a sapient, sentient being with all of his original memories. However, the character in question didn't feel like himself with the implants and wasn't really interested in living a shadow life.
life, believing that if the last part of his cerebrum were artificially replaced (even with his memories intact via the posotronic implants) the result would simply be an android copy of him rather than actually ''him''.
* In a plot arc of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', they revisit the "augment" point. Apparently examining their genetic code with 22nd century technology, they discover that there really was a flaw in the process. A subtle flaw in their enhanced neurology also created increased aggression. An ironic aspect of all of this is that the Augments really were not ridiculously powerful. Indeed, all things considered they were only slightly superior to most Vulcans, and not in all respects. It was simply that they tended to use their enhanced abilities in a very aggressive way. But numerous Federation species possess greater-than-human attributes. Vulcans are the most obvious example. But you also have the Betazoids, who are human-like but possess telepathic powers. Then there are the El-Aurian's, who have incredibly long lifespans.lifespans and [[RippleProofMemory immunity to alterations in the timeline]]. Peculiarly, there is no fear of transhuman traits being acquired via [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreeding]] with alien races. But trying to gain the exact same traits via genetic engineering is considered a taboo.
9th Sep '17 2:39:31 AM Jake
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** Artificial lifeforms like Data, Lal, and [=EMH-1=] have to prove they are deserving of rights. [[AesopAmnesia Over and over again]]. Of course, In fairness... At the time of Data's trial, he was both unique and irreproducible without endangering his life, which was a central point of his defense. When Lal came along, that appeared to no longer be true; although Lal eventually malfunctioned, returning the status quo. The holograms are a much trickier situation, since the early holograms (except Moriarty) apparently were genuinely [[JustAMachine nonsentient]]—and, by the time technology had advanced to the point that ''many'' of them were sentient, they had become completely ubiquitous throughout the Federation, used mostly as ''toys for entertainment.'' The realization that these completely disposable toys might be living, feeling beings should have sent shockwaves of FridgeHorror throughout the Federation, but [[FridgeLogic we never see it happen.]]

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** Artificial lifeforms like Data, Lal, and [=EMH-1=] have to prove they are deserving of rights. [[AesopAmnesia Over and over again]]. Of course, In fairness... At the time of Data's trial, he was both unique and irreproducible without endangering his life, which was a central point of his defense. When Lal came along, that appeared to no longer be true; although Lal eventually malfunctioned, returning the status quo. The holograms are a much trickier situation, since the early holograms (except Moriarty) apparently were genuinely [[JustAMachine nonsentient]]—and, by the time technology had advanced to the point that ''many'' of them were sentient, they had become completely ubiquitous throughout the Federation, used mostly as ''toys for entertainment.'' The realization that these completely disposable toys might be living, feeling beings should have sent shockwaves of FridgeHorror throughout the Federation, but [[FridgeLogic we never see it happen.]]]] The ExpandedUniverse eventually addressed the issue in more detail, but between a massive Borg attack and its aftermath and the supernova that wiped out Romulus, the question of holographic rights was pushed down the priority list both in-universe and out.
18th Jul '17 6:32:51 PM Franco-America2018
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* Genetic Engineering isn't problem in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4614510/ChadR-2014 most ChadR-2014]] stories, But some stories that when explored Cybernetics in general, is Enforced due of the author have some hatred on technology and kinda feared of creating Cyberpunk story unintentionally.

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* Genetic Engineering isn't problem in most [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4614510/ChadR-2014 most ChadR-2014]] stories, But some stories that when explored Cybernetics in general, is Enforced by pretended it doesn't existed due of the author have some hatred on technology and kinda feared of creating Cyberpunk story unintentionally.
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