In my nanotech thread (http://www.straightdope.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/001566.html), I pointed out the strides that nanotechnology has made in this year alone. It seems like true cybernetics might just be a reality in the next few decades.
My question is, if you had the chance, would you “chrome up”?
I’m basing this on ideas introduced in cyberpunk fiction, like The Diamond Age and Robocop.
I’d be willing to go for unobtrusive enhancements, via nanites. I’d like enhanced reflexes and strength.
I’d also like to get my vision enhanced, with infra-red and ultraviolet capabilites.
Finally, I’d consider getting some hardware in my brain, like extra memory. With a plug-and-play socket in my neck, temple, or wherever, I’d be able to install data files like maps, Basic language skills, and general data. Of course, viruses would be extra dangerous…
So, how about it? How much of yourself would you be willing to “cut and paste?”
You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.