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Getting your eyes replaced:

 1 MCE, Sat, 24th Dec '11 11:29:47 AM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
Imagine there is a procedure that can replace faulty body parts. Its quick, simple, leaves no scaring, no rejection problems and you can recover in hours.

One problem, the replaced part will look a little monstrous, plus there may be added 'functionality'. This replaced part doesn't have to be an eye it could even be a limb or internal organ. You can even replaced already missing parts.

Would it be worth it?

Also, have I put this question in the right section?

I have considered if it would be worth getting new eyes to correct my vision problems.

edited 24th Dec '11 1:09:19 PM by MCE

 2 tricksterson, Sat, 24th Dec '11 11:38:01 AM from Behind you with an icepick Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Never Trust
Ooh, are we talking cybereyes?
If it's an authority figure and it's breathing it's guilty
Yes, I think it would be worth it.
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 4 MCE, Sat, 24th Dec '11 11:45:52 AM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
Cyber eyes could be made to look normal, in this your more likely to get a cat or goat eye. The 'bonus' you get could be just seeing better at night or seeing the dead.

Drunk Girlfriend, what would you have replaced?

edited 24th Dec '11 11:47:37 AM by MCE

 5 MCE, Sat, 24th Dec '11 11:46:44 AM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
double post, ignore

edited 24th Dec '11 11:47:15 AM by MCE

 6 Ramus, Sat, 24th Dec '11 11:47:11 AM from some computer somwhere.
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Pass. I prefer to improve via my own training, not by money or outside surgery and such.
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Seriously though, most of my body is borked in some way or another. If I had to choose one, it'd probably be my leg, since I dislocated my knee in highschool and it's never worked right since.
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Nah, for two reasons.

  • ) I see acceptably, so I wouldn't risk rejection to get super-eyes.
  • ) Trading squishy meatbag parts for squishy meatbag parts? Nah, thank ya. If I'm upgrading chunks, it'll be to fully functional hardware I can swap when it borks up.

Cyborg? Yeah. Flesh golem? Not so much. tongue

edited 24th Dec '11 11:57:31 AM by SavageHeathen

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My left eye has some problems that, long story short, means it will eventually go blind. So fuck yeah, goat eye.

 10 Nick The Swing, Sat, 24th Dec '11 12:12:22 PM from Ya really wanna know? Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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Yes, as it sounds somewhat exciting.
 11 Deboss, Sat, 24th Dec '11 2:05:40 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Yes. I want some cool golden eyes from an eagle or a cat or something.
 12 Octo, Sat, 24th Dec '11 2:07:32 PM from Germany
Prince of Dorne
If my eyes were incorrigibly failing I would definitely do so. Better to gain some Uncanny Valley features than to lose functionality.
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My eyesight's not great, but I wouldn't replace my eyes unless I went completely blind or something. Similar policy applies to everything else.

One problem, the replaced part will look a little monstrous, plus there may be added 'functionality'. This replaced part doesn't have to be an eye it could even be a limb or internal organ. You can even replaced already missing parts. Would it be worth it?
At least to my untrained eye, the question here seems to be one of vanity.

Or, rather, would one be willing to "tarnish" their body in exchange for continuing functionality?

From this perspective, I would agree; given the lack of medical complications, there's little reason to not do so if you are pushed to it by emergency. If, however, there is no need to have something replaced, there is no point in doing so, if only because I would be robbing another of the chance to do the same thing, when they may well need it far more then I do.

edited 24th Dec '11 3:06:22 PM by AllanAssiduity

 
 15 Ian Ex Machina, Sat, 24th Dec '11 3:19:38 PM from Gone with the Chickens
The Paedofinder General
I'd replace all my internal organs!

After all no-one can see them apart from in terrible circumstances, I'd probably go for the eyes too as the inhuman look would be pretty cool especially if it came with bonus features.
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 16 Blixty Slycat, Sat, 24th Dec '11 4:24:32 PM from Driving the Rad Hazard
|like a boss|
This is kind of a bizarre question, isn't it?
go ahead and do every stupid thing you can imagine
 17 USAF713, Sat, 24th Dec '11 4:26:08 PM from the United States
I changed accounts.
I have rather bad and ultimately progressive (i.e. it will get worse) eye problems, so I might consider it if laser surgery wouldn't fix the problem...
I am now known as Flyboy.
 18 MCE, Sat, 24th Dec '11 4:38:40 PM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
Blixty Slycat:This is kind of a bizarre question, isn't it?

Kind of my thing. Better than a boring question don't you think?

Ian Ex Machina: I'd replace all my internal organs!

After all no-one can see them apart from in terrible circumstances, I'd probably go for the eyes too as the inhuman look would be pretty cool especially if it came with bonus features.

As long as you don't mind some... 'cravings'

edited 24th Dec '11 4:44:32 PM by MCE

 19 The Gloomer, Sat, 24th Dec '11 5:09:38 PM from Northern Ireland
Inadequate law student
Is this a transhumanist issue? I don't think I really know enough about transhumanism to comment..

 20 Blixty Slycat, Sat, 24th Dec '11 5:11:03 PM from Driving the Rad Hazard
|like a boss|
Kind of my thing.

So I've noticed (I have a longer memory than some).

Better than a boring question don't you think?

Define "boring".
go ahead and do every stupid thing you can imagine
Yeah, I think it's mainly an issue of vanity, if anything. I don't think I'd care if my internal organs looked a little monstrous, since nobody would be able to take a look at them anyways, but I'd only consider doing that with an external body part if it were an emergency, or if the added functionality was something that I would actually deem more useful than looking the way I already do.

edited 24th Dec '11 5:15:20 PM by tropetown

 22 MCE, Sat, 24th Dec '11 5:33:10 PM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
Blixty Slycat: Define "boring"

In this case a question that has asked many times before, something I try to avoid.

I like asking slightly strange questions here because I have a good chance of having them answered or at least getting an interesting response. These thing just pop into my head on occasions.

Which forum topics of mine do you remember?

edited 24th Dec '11 5:40:10 PM by MCE

 23 Blixty Slycat, Sat, 24th Dec '11 5:35:14 PM from Driving the Rad Hazard
|like a boss|
Frankly? Not a one of them, just that most of them were structured in this same way.

I've always assumed you come here to ask these questions as something related to writing. Since I used to do something similar on another forum.
go ahead and do every stupid thing you can imagine
 24 Madrugada, Sat, 24th Dec '11 8:12:31 PM Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
Let's not derail into why the thread was made, ok?
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 25 MCE, Sun, 25th Dec '11 2:34:25 AM from Elsewhere
Grin and tonic
Any tropers out there with missing limbs? Would you like a monstrous version so you can juggle while jogging again?
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