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12th Dec '17 11:26:23 PM Alvin
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** Advances in wireless technology show promise in addressing the essential problem inherent in plugs an sockets: any mechanical connection that penetrates the skin is essentially a permanent wound.

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** Advances in wireless technology show promise in addressing the essential problem inherent in plugs an and sockets: any mechanical connection that penetrates the skin is essentially a permanent wound.
5th Dec '17 5:36:23 AM Muppet
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* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6263444/1/Transition Transition]],the Martian Manhunter more or less calls Jinx and Raven this after they are teleported into space and come back six months later as, essentially, CosmicEntities.
3rd Dec '17 6:59:07 PM Fireblood
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* The crew of ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' includes three genetically enhanced humans, a cyborg, and an android who is a semi-autonomous [[SpaceshipGirl avatar]] of the [[SapientShip ship herself.]]
* Several of them have popped up in ''Series/{{Fringe}}''
* The Traveler (and later Wesley Crusher) from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
** Not to mention the [[{{Cyborg}} Borg]].
** A more fantastic version could also be applied to [[RealityWarper Q]] and the rest of the [[EnergyBeing Continuum]].
** Julian Bashir from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' is transhuman thanks to his genetic enhancement. He puts it to good use. Other genetically enhanced people, however, tend to end up having various drawbacks, including mental instability or [[AmbitionIsEvil evil-inducing levels of ambition]].
*** Though, due to genetic modification of this type being illegal, it's carried out primarily on children who are already "damaged" by doctors with restricted resources and no support. The Star Trek universe is kept from full-scale transhumanism primarily by editorial dictates.
** Khan Noonien Singh and his followers had genius-level intelligence and five times the strength of a normal man.
** Also, the Vorta, who were [[UpliftedAnimal uplifted]] from ape-like beings into what they are now by the Changelings. The other main Dominion race, the Jem'Hadar, are also genetically tailored by the Changelings into loyal super-soldiers.
** The Changelings themselves were once "solid" humanoids, and it's implied they reached their current form through some kind of technological means.
** The Organians (original series) stated that once they were as human as Kirk and his crew, but had evolved into creatures of pure thought and energy.
*** This is at least implied to be the origin of most EnergyBeings in the Trek verse, like the Companion, Sargon, the Zetars, (possibly the Bajoran Prophets in a TimeyWimeyBall manner), etc.; probably even the Q, since they seem to think humans are on the path to becoming like them.
** Gary Mitchell and Dr Elizabeth Dehner both acquired psi-powers from the galactic energy barrier - within a few hours Mitchell could read the entire library of the ''Enterprise'' and could telekinese, create small objects, and project energy from his fingers, with Dr Dehner just a short way behind him. It's impossible to be sure, but they might have hit Q power levels a few days later if they had lived. Unfortunately, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Gary becomes a psychopath.]] Spock believes TranshumanTreachery in such a situation to be inevitable, as the transformed would come to view mere humans as a petty annoyance.
*** In one ST novel, it ''was'' Q, beaten in a fight by Trelane, reduced to mere essence, and tossed back in time a million or so years, that provided the power to Mitchell and Dehner.
* This is half of the origin story of the original Series/KamenRider: Takeshi Hongo is kidnapped by the terrorist organization Shocker, and upgraded and brainwashed into one of their cyborg super soldiers. The other half? He's a PhlebotinumRebel, and uses his new powers to fight against his "creators".
** The trope happened to every other Showa-era Rider as well, and for some of the Heisei Riders. (Ishinomori had a thing for the trope, in the sense of how one can find or lose their humanity through it.)
* ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'' has some fun with this trope - all the members of Volt manage to play out this trope in different ways, with the exception of Guardroid Gash. [[spoiler: And ''all'' of them die less than pleasantly for it, save one.]]
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' the Special Children are humans who were fed demon blood at 6 months of age, so that they would grow up to have psychic abilities.
* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' not only do we have the Inhumans, but also Calvin Zabo, who concocted a SuperSerum for himself after HYDRA mutilated his wife and separated him from his daughter.
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* The crew of ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' includes three genetically enhanced humans, a cyborg, and an android who is a semi-autonomous [[SpaceshipGirl avatar]] of the [[SapientShip ship herself.]]
* Several of them have popped up in ''Series/{{Fringe}}''
* The Traveler (and later Wesley Crusher) from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
** Not to mention the [[{{Cyborg}} Borg]].
** A more fantastic version could also be applied to [[RealityWarper Q]] and the rest of the [[EnergyBeing Continuum]].
** Julian Bashir from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' is transhuman thanks to his genetic enhancement. He puts it to good use. Other genetically enhanced people, however, tend to end up having various drawbacks, including mental instability or [[AmbitionIsEvil evil-inducing levels of ambition]].
*** Though, due to genetic modification of this type being illegal, it's carried out primarily on children who are already "damaged" by doctors with restricted resources and no support. The Star Trek universe is kept from full-scale transhumanism primarily by editorial dictates.
** Khan Noonien Singh and his followers had genius-level intelligence and five times the strength of a normal man.
** Also, the Vorta, who were [[UpliftedAnimal uplifted]] from ape-like beings into what they are now by the Changelings. The other main Dominion race, the Jem'Hadar, are also genetically tailored by the Changelings into loyal super-soldiers.
** The Changelings themselves were once "solid" humanoids, and it's implied they reached their current form through some kind of technological means.
** The Organians (original series) stated that once they were as human as Kirk and his crew, but had evolved into creatures of pure thought and energy.
*** This is at least implied to be the origin of most EnergyBeings in the Trek verse, like the Companion, Sargon, the Zetars, (possibly the Bajoran Prophets in a TimeyWimeyBall manner), etc.; probably even the Q, since they seem to think humans are on the path to becoming like them.
** Gary Mitchell and Dr Elizabeth Dehner both acquired psi-powers from the galactic energy barrier - within a few hours Mitchell could read the entire library of the ''Enterprise'' and could telekinese, create small objects, and project energy from his fingers, with Dr Dehner just a short way behind him. It's impossible to be sure, but they might have hit Q power levels a few days later if they had lived. Unfortunately, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Gary becomes a psychopath.]] Spock believes TranshumanTreachery in such a situation to be inevitable, as the transformed would come to view mere humans as a petty annoyance.
*** In one ST novel, it ''was'' Q, beaten in a fight by Trelane, reduced to mere essence, and tossed back in time a million or so years, that provided the power to Mitchell and Dehner.
* This is half of the origin story of the original Series/KamenRider: Takeshi Hongo is kidnapped by the terrorist organization Shocker, and upgraded and brainwashed into one of their cyborg super soldiers. The other half? He's a PhlebotinumRebel, and uses his new powers to fight against his "creators".
** The trope happened to every other Showa-era Rider as well, and for some of the Heisei Riders. (Ishinomori had a thing for the trope, in the sense of how one can find or lose their humanity through it.)
* ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'' has some fun with this trope - all the members of Volt manage to play out this trope in different ways, with the exception of Guardroid Gash. [[spoiler: And ''all'' of them die less than pleasantly for it, save one.]]
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' the Special Children are humans who were fed demon blood at 6 months of age, so that they would grow up to have psychic abilities.
* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' not only do we have the Inhumans, but also Calvin Zabo, who concocted a SuperSerum for himself after HYDRA mutilated his wife and separated him from his daughter.
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12th Nov '17 11:46:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}''. "Transhuman" is a [[TranshumanTreachery politically loaded]] word in the ''Half-Life'' [[VichyEarth universe]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}''.''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. "Transhuman" is a [[TranshumanTreachery politically loaded]] word in the ''Half-Life'' [[VichyEarth universe]].
2nd Nov '17 8:16:27 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Military science fiction ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has Azania, a technologically advanced LadyLand which seeks to overcome the limits of human biology and sex roles through science, abolishing the male sex entirely and creating an entirely new species and system of social organization. By the time of the story, they remain human biologically, but effectively a OneGenderRace of androgynous Amazons through assisted reproduction technologies that eliminate the need for conception and pregnancy.
17th Oct '17 6:01:05 PM eroock
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* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Notable because of the franchise's [[TranshumanTreachery attitude towards this subject]] in the past that a heavily-augmented human (named 0718) appears as a member of the ''Enterprise'' crew. [[spoiler:Possibly as a minor counterexample to Khan, since he doesn't have any major significance beyond calling out a couple of lines. Although in the comics he turns out to be an ArtificialHuman created by mistake. But still, he's allowed to join the crew rather than being seen as science gone mad]].

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* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Notable because of the franchise's [[TranshumanTreachery attitude towards this subject]] in the past that a heavily-augmented human (named Science Officer 0718) appears as a member of the ''Enterprise'' crew. [[spoiler:Possibly as a minor counterexample to Khan, since he doesn't have any major significance beyond calling out a couple of lines. Although in the comics he turns out to be an ArtificialHuman created by mistake. But still, he's allowed to join the crew rather than being seen as science gone mad]].
4th Oct '17 12:54:03 PM N1KF
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For some of the abilities a {{Transhuman}} might have, see StockSuperpowers; related to HowToGiveACharacterSuperpowers. See also NoTranshumanismAllowed. This may be used as an aspect of a {{Cyberpunk}} or PostCyberpunk setting.

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For some of the abilities a {{Transhuman}} Transhuman might have, see StockSuperpowers; related to HowToGiveACharacterSuperpowers. See also NoTranshumanismAllowed. This may be used as an aspect of a {{Cyberpunk}} or PostCyberpunk setting.
29th Aug '17 10:05:38 PM mela
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* A few of the characters in ''Webcomic/WeAreTheWyrecats'' would fit the description, ranging from minor upgrades of outright BrainUploading. It's a shared theme from the comic's predecessor, RubyNation.

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* A few of the characters in ''Webcomic/WeAreTheWyrecats'' would fit the description, ranging from minor upgrades of to outright BrainUploading. It's a shared theme from the comic's predecessor, RubyNation.
29th Aug '17 10:04:53 PM mela
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* A few of the characters in ''Webcomic/WeAreTheWyrecats'' would fit the description, ranging from minor upgrades of outright BrainUploading. It's a shared theme from the comic's predecessor, RubyNation.
20th Aug '17 11:48:37 AM LavonPapillon1
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* GoodProstheticEvilProsthetic: The design and placement of ArtificialLimbs reflects CharacterAlignment.
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