I want to be a cyborg

My friends are often surprised when they find out that I genuinely would like to be a cyborg or totally artificial being. I have desired this since my pre-teens when I first saw the Borg on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and then as I’ve gotten older shows like Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex have heavily influenced me, not to mention sci-fi novels like those by Alastair Reynolds and Peter F. Hamilton where it is common for people to transfer themselves into either cybernetic vessels (of all shapes and sizes) or heavily augment their biological bodies.

Assuming one day this became possible, the question I’ve been thinking about lately is, would I still be ‘me’? If you take away my body, replace my brain with a computer, would I still essentially be me? If it was an exact copy of me when I was ‘digitised’ then I guess it possibly could be, but what about the influence of my body’s chemistry on defining who I am and how I experience the world? If I no longer has chemicals in my brain influencing my emotions etc, would I still be so insecure? Would I care about the fact I’ve made my best friend mad with me? Would I even want/need friends?

And where does God fit into this? If I become artificial, would I still go to heaven when I died (most probably from being killed, as ‘natural’ death would no longer be possible)? Would I still have a soul?

I’m interested in your thoughts, so please comment.

Thanks for listening.

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January 23, 2010 at 9:54 am 2 comments

Starflyer Demo 1 – serif fontstruction attempt continues

ok, so this is starting to take some shape, i’ve re-worked the O, P & R, but tis’ still not really ‘sci-fi’ yet…

http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/232448

what do you think?

September 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

My 8″ hi-hats

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September 27, 2009 at 6:01 am Leave a comment

Fonstructing fun

Attempting to make a serif in Fontstruct, it’s hard.

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September 26, 2009 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

I’m the worst designer by Kyle Steed

Kyle Steed has written a great blog post called I’m the worst designer.

It’s great to know others feel the same way as me. Thanks Kyle.

June 17, 2009 at 11:05 am

Meet Milo, he's cool and kinda scary… but still way cool…

 via The Marc Ecko Blog – The Official Blog of Marc Ecko – Milo?! disturbingly cool….

this is freaky and awesome at the same time!

June 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm 1 comment

Severina by Daniel Severin

 

 

 

via – DANIEL SEVERIN –.

 

This is a nice type concept, well i think so. I look forward to seeing if anything comes of it Daniel 🙂

June 4, 2009 at 9:21 pm

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