[Cyborg] Deus Ex: Human Revolution Trailer

Eric Boyd mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 22 08:12:19 PDT 2011


http://www.human20.com/dystopian-deus-ex-trailer-is-frighteningly-plausible/

I don't normally play computer games, but I might get suckered into this 
one!

Some of you might have read my post about the movie Limitless - there is 
a part in this trailer that really reminded me of it.  They talk about 
how in order to maintain your augmentations, you have to keep taking 
their drugs for the rest of your life (presumably it's some kind of 
immunino suppressant or something of that ilk), and how ultimately the 
manufacturers have the ability to "turn off your arms, turn off your 
eyes", which is rather terrifying.  There is also the particularly bad 
perverse incentive such companies would have to disable your natural 
limbs, e.g. via military action or police brutality.

Would you get a (super strong, super fast, totally awesome) robotic 
cyborg arm, if it meant taking a moderatly expensive drug for the rest 
of your life, and the possibility that some corporation might decide to 
turn off your new arm at a critical time of their choosing?

Eric



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