Humans have engaged in body modification for centuries. The very acts of choosing to gain or lose weight is an act of body modification. People in the public eye regularly have plastic surgery to maintain their public image. Hair transplants and changes of hair color have been common place for decades. Ear piercing has been common practice. Many tribal peoples also alter their bodies if the photographers of National Geographic are to be taken seriously.
The western, post Christian mind set seems to be taking body modification to new levels of absurdity however. Civilized people are deliberately choosing to tattoo themselves or have body parts surgically altered with piercings or implants.
Then you have the whole transgender phenomenon where physical appearance is altered through hormones, surgery and implants of another variety.
People are not happy with what God or nature provided them and so they seek to modify or manipulate or mutilate their bodies to find something more satisfying. I wonder if it's working?
Whatever is happening, this should make the movement toward trans-humanism easier. If we all become accustomed to people regularly changing their bodies - upgrading them if you will - how big a leap is a brain implant or a bionic heart? Is a 'Darth Vader' like existence really then out of the question?
Here are some pics from the recent tattoo and body modification convention in Venezuela.
If this is OK....and
What could possibly be wrong or immoral about enhancing your body in ways that make is more useful, more intelligent or more sentient?
I suspect an agenda in all this. We are always prepared for change gradually by the powers that be. I would suggest they are preparing us to merge with technology in ways that have never been possible before. The day of the Borg is at hand and we are going to be them...
add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your
culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.”