Body implants are unethical

Body implants are unethical
As we were heading towards the future, body implants are getting more and more common. In a recent conference, Alon Musk launched his own research lab named as Neuralink which would do research work on brain-machine interfaces. There are lots of implants that are doing great to save humans from paralysis and heart attacks. These include Bionic arms, Prosthetic body parts, and the usual one Heart Pacers.But then there are people who are willing to get injected with sim implants to free themselves from carrying loads of different cards. Now the Scientists are moving a step further by introducing implants that would make you a complete cyborg.Your dreams and thoughts would be captured.Their belief is that humans can compete with AI by converting them into cyborgs.

Would you volunteer to get an implant for a better cause? Secondly, is it unethical to get implants to compete Robots or just to feel cool?

Agree

Sue

Never

For me that is just taking things too far. It is unethical. I can not even imagine why anybody would agree to such a thing even though I know there will be people who will. Not sure why but they will. It is not something I would ever even consider.
Posted by Sue on 09-13-2017
Mehano

100% agree

I agree with you that such body implants are unethical - the only body implants that I do support are things like heart pacer or inventions that save your life.

But then we see all these different chips and some crazy things being implanted into humans, that's just too far for me. There has to be a line. We are humans. We aren't supposed to be robots. I don't understand why anybody would want to be one or resemble it?

I personally would not allow anybody to put body implants into me because it would breach my privacy.

Posted by Mehano on 09-13-2017
ZevJabo

I Ain't Doin' It!

Machines, gadgets break down. A SIM, a cyborg implant are imperfect and are not immune to technical issues needing repairs and upgrades.

It's unethical for these Big Businesses to lie to people telling us that robotics and SIM implants are acceptable and are safe practices.

No thanks! Drop dead!

Posted by ZevJabo on 09-14-2017
wallet

I disagree!

The body implants are not used here in my country yet, and I hope it will not be introduced very soon. I will not accept as such an implant to be introduced inside me, it is unethical and I think this violates my intimacy.
Posted by wallet on 09-13-2017
JoeMilford

I Do Not Accept Them All

I do not think it is ethical for a product to invade our physical and virtual privacy in such a drastic and invasive way. Once again, I am admitting to being old-fashioned, but humans have made it for thousands of years without these, and I think they are sinister and unnecessary. If this type of technology is hacked or accessed by the wrong people with malcontent, then just imagine the possibilities and consequences.
Posted by JoeMilford on 09-12-2017
wiseagent

100% unethical.

The future has many faces (this is an undeniable fact), but these types of implants in humans certainly should not be part of it. This is extremely unethical and would cause us more trouble than solving them.

Let's hope this doesn't happen because this would be a real revolution (negatively speaking).

Posted by wiseagent on 09-12-2017
zheh

Yes

I would never let anyone interfere with my life as a human so i would never allow implant to my body. I don't even want to extend my life by putting artificial whatever on my body. Legs and arms are ok cause it's outside and it does not mean you will die if you loose your arms or legs. But when it's inside the body that means you just survive because of that implant i really don't like it. I will accept my death if it's really my time. And having implants is inhuman. It's like we're already playing god. And what more about those implant to be same as a cyborg? It means your not yourself anymore. Where's your real identity if that happens? I think that scientist are going too far if they do that. And i object those kind of experiment. I hope it won't happen cause those kind of experiment can be abused by people with bad interest.
Posted by zheh on 09-13-2017
blank629

No way!

I disagree on having implants in our body. For me, having implants means we are not 100% human and I don't like it. Maybe scientists overdo this kind of experiment but we can't stop this because humans continue to learn new things so the impossible maybe become possible.
Posted by blank629 on 09-13-2017
geloi

It is unethical

I agree with you Joe, and I think that the main reason for this is just money. I get the point of evolution but not to the extent that cyborg or robots replace humans. I do not condemn prosthetic body parts or heart pacers, what I do not understand is injecting yourself with Sim implants just to make yourself a walking loading station.
Posted by geloi on 09-12-2017
Heatman

We are heading to the pit should these continue

I really don't understand what the world is turning into, it's good we had technological advancements. It really did us good in making life easier and more convenient and comfortable but with the current invention of the latest state of the art techs which are directed towards man's body usage, if care is not taken, one day people would be almost inhuman.

This is not a right direction for man to improve on, I do agree that the scientists taking up the project and programs was merely looking for a better way to improve man's life but with the pattern of things being brought into use, man might be lost to the earth planet in no distant time. Human would one day made to charge like phone batteries, reboot like electronic and I am certain that some crazy one would device a means to now hack the so called human being.

These innovations won't help man, rather it will increase the extent at which we are already slaves to technology. It's very obvious that man can't possibly do without technology today, now converting a man into a tech is the apex of it. I strongly recommend that we pause and take a break because all these would be leading us straight to the pit and our demise.

Posted by Heatman on 09-12-2017

Disagree

Anonymous

Body implants are unethical

Yes
Posted by Anonymous on 09-12-2017
kingcool52

It's not unethical, just weird

I think you probably used the wrong word, to be honest. I don't see how it is unethical because they are not forcing you to have the body implant, well not yet anyone (who knows what the governments will one day want). So it's just weird and not unethical. I personally would not want to get a body implant unless it has a major benefit such as helping your health etc.
Posted by kingcool52 on 09-14-2017
BigDreamer

Weird but not unethical

While I think that body implants are very weird, I don't think that they are unethical. I would never get one but I don't think it's unethical for someone else to do so.
Posted by BigDreamer on 09-14-2017
anna

At this time I don't believe implants are unethica

Obviously there are concerns about how far our technical advancements are going to go. And if we reach a point where our thoughts are being recorded then my opinion will change. However with the technology available now I think that giving a patient who has consented to a body implant a procedure to give them one is reasonable.
Posted by anna on 09-12-2017
johnrajiv123

No!

It is a proof of how far humanity has advanced in terms of technology. This technology was created to save countless lives. It has benefited numerous people on the planet. Our technology has evolved and so should our logic and way of thinking. I think people just need more time to accept this idea.
Posted by johnrajiv123 on 09-14-2017

Comments

babyright
Any body implant is not good for humans. God did not tell humans in the holy book to make all sorts of drawing on their body and to also plant what he has not created in them. It is totally wrong and against God.
Posted by babyright on 09-12-2017
Corzhens
Pardon me for this post but I don't mean any offense to anyone. This is just my expression of taste. I don't like tattoo and my impression of a person with a tattoo is pretty low. No matter if you are a doctor or even a bank president, I would lose respect if you have a tattoo. And why so? Because we were born with a skin that we should take care. So why mess the skin with a tattoo? Same thing with implants. We were born without implants and it is a desecration of the human body when you place an implant. Yeah, I think body implant is unethical and should not be tolerated.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-13-2017
muaaz.93
You are spot on with Corzhens, God made us beautiful and we should respect GOD's decision in it. Unless it's a special case where the newborn has some issue with his body and needs to be changed in order for the infant to survive or lead a better life. But here people are getting tattoos even on the private body parts as if it is a religious obligation. As tattoos breach the skin there could be hundreds of complications with it. Why the hell people get inked with the name of their loved ones is just out of my mind.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-13-2017
Denis_P
In my opinion, nothing on Earth is unethical until you are being forced or forcing something upon someone. Forcing a person to get body implants in order to normally function within society? Unethical. Allowing someone to make the decision to get body implants in order to gain certain functions or for aesthetical purposes? I don't think that is unethical. I say work on the technology, let it out into the public, and let the people decide whether they want implants or not. I've never judged anyone up until now that has any sort of body mods, and I won't when they start becoming tech mods.
Posted by Denis_P on 09-13-2017
tophew
For me no i don't like that kind of idea getting implanted chips inside your body it just shows that people who are planted with that kind of modern treatment or cyborg etc is afraid to die. i just want a simple life with a meaningful one with God and if i die i go to heaven not like the implant thing and i think that is the anti Christ chips if that happens one world currency / one world government.
Posted by tophew on 09-13-2017
kgord
That sounds really crazy. I mean I did hear about a company here that implants a microchip into workers so they can use the company products and services. The employees don't seem to have a problem with it, however, much beyond a microchip, I would say no way, no how. Despite the fact it is creepy, there has to be some medical risk involved in these procedures too.
Posted by kgord on 09-13-2017
AlexHarris
I don't really agree with external bodily functioning implants like chips to pay for things or anything like such. I do, however, think that things like a bionic eye or as Elon Musk presented, an implant that would speed up our output process which is very slow. Things that would actually improve quality of life or experience is in no way unethical because evolution isn't going to work fast enough for you to experience changes to our normal way of living. Externally working implants are unethical because there are just so many alternatives to the things that they generally provide.
Posted by AlexHarris on 09-13-2017
joey98
I don't see where it is unethical, since the body implement concerns only the person in question, and as long as he's doing that to his body and don't step on anyone soon.
Posted by joey98 on 09-13-2017
vinaya
What matters ultimately is living. If it extends life, it will never be unethical. Well, I am against harvesting body parts or human cloning, however, I am ok with using prosthetics such as limbs. Would you not implant a pacemaker when your natural pacemaker dies? Will you not use a stent when your heart is clogged with fat cells? I am against using implants to enhance your capacities, but I am ok with using implants to extend life.
Posted by vinaya on 09-13-2017
rose thornes
I'm not against with using body implants like prosthetic arms, legs or heart pacers but sim implant just to free yourself from carrying a lot of load cards, a big NO for me. I will never volunteer myself to put some microchips inside me. Imagine they might know what your doing, where go or know what you think and its like your being watch for every move you make. I like my privacy and being normal person.
Posted by rose thornes on 09-13-2017
Joteque
From what I have seen most people who choose to endorse the cyborg vision do so to fulfill a much needed functionality that perhaps has once caused them to be handicapped in one way or the other. Take Neil Harbisson who is recognized as the world's first legally recognized cyborg. Neil was born with an illness called achromatopsia that made him completely colorblind. Through some research and technological advancement Neil received an antenna implanted into his skull that allowed him to decipher different colors by converting them to audible unique sounds. Neil has fulfilled a genuine need and this is priceless in this day and age. This is not about fashion or competition, this is about advancement and necessity. For this reason I say yes to Cyborg technology because as humans of intellectually sound innovative capabilities, if we do not push the envelope with the passing of time to enhance ourselves, the envelope will eventually push us out of the picture and we will be faced with a detriment considerably worse than cyborg. We will be ill advised and our advancements will be slow and counter productive. In fact with the implantation into his skull, Neil was able to not only perceive different colors but he can also detect colors like infrared and ultraviolet which are outside of the spectrum of human vision. You never know, perhaps a human feature upgrade or two would also be in the making as we embrace this cyborg vision.
Posted by Joteque on 09-14-2017
Wubwub
I don't think it's unethical, especially when you consider that it can help many people with missing limbs. I think calling it unethical is wrong and going too far. First off, the person agreeing to it is only doing it to themselves, so it shouldn't really be our concern in the first place, and second, if the point is that body modifications are unethical, I would put forward that we all do that anyway but maybe just in smaller or more subtle doses, and as far as playing god goes, doctors do that all the time when they save someone from dying, so I don't really see this as being that much different.
Posted by Wubwub on 09-14-2017
lovely
I love technology and all the discoveries and inventions that have come with it but I seem to hate it when it is taken to the extreme.A lot of things are so going to go haywire if we don't term it now.What the whole implants all about, wanting humans to work like robots or zombies.This is wrong, weird and unethical I must write.Everything should be done in moderation.
Posted by lovely on 09-16-2017
Scarlet
Technology makes our life easier but I wouldn't have an implant. I love myself because I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God. I will not do anything which is beyond what God had made me to be.
Posted by Scarlet on 09-18-2017
Barida
I agree with you that having these sorts of things on our body is unethical considering the fact that that is not the reason that our bodies are created. Also, even with the manufacturers of such body implants not telling you the long-term effects of taking such decision, I must say that doing so might have some consequences with our skins in the future such as causing skins cancer and these are ailments that can rarely be cured. So, I see no need in having body implants on our skins for any reason.
Posted by Barida on 09-18-2017