Provocation: Could we all be implanted with technology?

Posted by julian | Augmentation,Enhancement,Implanting technology,Technology | Thursday 13 May 2010 7.17 am

Mark Gasson – Should we all be implanted with technology? from Manchester Beacon on Vimeo.

In our first provocation, Cyberologist, Mark Gasson asks about the implications of implanting technology into our bodies.

Mark Gasson has a RFID Tag embedded into his hand. It enables the building where he works to know where he is and customise its environment. Technology implants have been common place for many years. Pacemakers allow many people with heart problems to live normal healthy lives. Brain implants can help those with Parkinson’s Disease keep tremors under control.

But what will happen in the future? Will we all want to have implants that would allow us to enhance our lives, even if we didn’t really need them?

Mark Gasson has a RFID Tag embedded into his hand. It enables the building where he works to know where he is and customise its environment. Technology implants have been common place for many years. Pacemakers allow many people with heart problems to live normal healthy lives. Brain implants can help those with Parkinson’s Disease keep tremors under control.

But what will happen in the future? Will we all want ┬áto have implants that would allow us to enhance our lives, even if we didn’t really need them?

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