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Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Should it be expanded?, started by Ekuran on Apr 20th 2011 at 5:48:17 PM
Would this image◊ be suitable (after some cropping and resizing)?
You should suggest it in The Image Pickin' forum
As the page is written, it seems oddly without the objectivity of the other entries—pretty noticeably pro-transhumanism. If I read them correctly, that's contrary to the content-submission rules here (and even those on That Other Wiki). Makes it less fun to read, too.
"places a work on"? Maybe, "puts a vote on"? Edit, if you're not lazy enough. I'm not quite sure to do it on my own.
I was actually puzzled by how terrified the girls in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica were on finding out that their souls were now in gems, not inside their body. Really it makes no difference - having a soul inside your body is little different in practice from having a soul gem implanted inside you or even carrying the gem in your pocket. It's just a matter of convenience.
Furthermore, if there's a soul, that means the body isn't what makes a human, human in the first place. So having their body altered didn't change anything aside from combat ability.
Should we really keep the training from hell bit here? If mere training makes a person superhuman, doesn't that mean that anybody could undergo the training and end the same way? If so, then that isn't transhumanism if any baseline human can achieve it.
I wonder if the inhabitants of New Phyrexia are, in a way, transhuman?
They are; normal organisms get transformed into more dangerous Phyrexian ones by the oil and Phyrexian bioengineering, while native Phyrexians are born as naked "newts" that can be perfected into a number of general templates based on role through surgery.
It also applies to old Phyrexia; the process of Phyresis in The Thran is very akin to transhumanism, since Yawgmoth not only cures the afflicted of their phthisis, but also transforms them into war machines and then explains that they are the future heroes of the Thran (heh).
Urza also dabbled in transhumanism with his genetic experimentation and the creation of the metathran.
I don't get it; why do Artificial Limbs count? How does having a mechanical limb make you less human?* I would assume that it really doesn't, and to say so would be very silly, but it still falls under this because it involves non-human enhancements given to human beings
It probably shouldn't.
The link is probably because Artificial Limbs is frequently linked to Cybernetics Eat Your Soul, and Cybernetics Eat Your Soul is frequently linked to this.
Artificial Limbs not linked to psychological Cybernetics Eat Your Soul, IMO, shouldn't be this.
"Transhuman" implies a "higher" life-form. When cybernetics don't eat your soul, artificial limbs either are just tools or create what normal people consider a Ridiculously Human Robot — that is, not a real life-form — even if the guy wasn't born or made that way originally.
ETA: Artifical Limbs counts because Transhuman has a broad definition here. Technically, the glasses you pick up at Lens Crafters could make you transhuman if it gets you better than 20/20 vision...
We need to add a little reaction from characters or narrators here. Somebody needs to recognize that the character is beyond normal human beings. This trope should not apply to accidental Mary Suetopias.
As a Transhumanist I take offense at the image caption. That's not what we're about at all. It's not even a common fictional depiction, at least for the basic examples (cyborgs and such).
Go augment your eye to view the page differently, then. Nobody seems to care.
It's a joke, go toughen your hide.
Guys, it was made three years ago.
Also, no need for becoming so snippy.
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