>>78820279 The only thing that I will concede is that the average transhumanist is just pathetically fearful of death. You'll notice that most transhumanist futurists predict that mind uploading will become a reality right before actuarial tables say they will be dead.
That said, transhumanism is by itself cool and there is nothing wrong with letting your imagination run away with the subject.
I'll be honest, Diaz gets a lot of shit because he really is a kind of a tool, but:
This one-off is fucking brilliant.
The DnD one is even BETTER.
I've been deeply saddened that the super-powered twins have not been around in this latest story, I loved those two. That said, the story is fascinating, if only Diaz had more work ethic than a fucking wanker.
Either give them tech/powers that nullify their disability or put them in positions where their disability isn't as much of a handicap. First defeats the point a bit Second can be contrived if poorly written
>>78820833 I like the Daredevil version where his power doesn't completely nullify his disability (no reading or seeing things that are flat surfaces, no color) but that gives him unique abilities of his own ("vision" in 360 degrees around himself)
>>78819491 It would be challenging because most disabilities would either be negated by super powers, making the premise mostly cosmetic, or they would be so sever that powers can't overcome them, which would prevent the writers from doing things like fight scenes which people really enjoy. Personally I would do a comic about someone with a set of physical disabilities who fights fairly low level crime and who does so in a way that doesn't involve much physical action and instead focuses more on detective work/being sneaky that sort of stuff. For example: Man is crippled in industrial accident when a chemical vat explodes. After accident man awakes from a brief coma to learn three things, 1 .the debt from the operations to save his life has cost him everything he owns, 2. the factory owners have gotten away with scot-free due to their connections with corrupt politician in city hall and 3. as a result of the accident he has gained [superpower]. I would probably also give them a more able bodies but less super powered sidekick.
>>78821245 and I forgot to write he the uses these powers and an insatiable desire for justice to try and find evidence so compelling that the corrupt powers that be in his hometown are unable to bury it.
>>78819664 They don't have any problem. Their prosthetics are so advance, they're akin to flesh. I mean, did the winter soldier ever said that he misses touching thing? Crushing and destroying are one thing, but a soft touch, the feeling of someone else body in your arms when you hug, cuddle... you can't feel that with nowdays prosthetics.
The problem with heroes with disabilities is that the writers tend to give them shit to overcompensate that only makes their disability a problem in their own heads. Lost a limb? Cool, super-strength robot limb. No legs? Super flying chair. Blind? Sonar visor with multiple scanning abilities. Deaf? Hear by feeling sound vibrations via special suit or super tech. Sure, they may have the caveat that the tech can only be worn for a shot time due to infection or batteries...but inevitably, alien meddling, resurrection from death or a scientific breakthrough soon makes that shit moot, and their tech's limited use is gone. They are now full-time superhumans.
>>78824404 And she gets buff, handsome guys as a love interest. Fuck that fat-fantasy shit. There's fantasy, then there's unbelievable. The most that chick could pull is some scrawny dude nearly only a quarter of her weight...or a black guy fresh out of prison. A buff guy would fuck and dump her, IF he were desperate enough to fuck her in the first place.
>>78824438 >she barely uses her prosthetic leg, mostly just spinning on the other one Prosthetics in the real world is one big smelly pile of advertisement. There was one significant improvement about like 10(?) years ago and that's all. Fucking disgusting.
>>78825346 Nigga you've got no idea what you're talking about.
Powered ankle/leg prosthetics in the past five years have been incredible - users don't need to exert incredible amounts of energy just to climb stairs or inclines, or press buttons and mess with interfaces to do simple tasks. Material technology to do with holding them to the body has improved to the point where it's barely noticeable, and balance for double amputees isn't a pain.
Upper arm prosthetics are lagged behind because they're several magnitudes more complex, and myoelectric signals as an interface point can only go so far, but it's still much better than the shoulder-powered hook/dummy arm that we've been using since the civil war. Things HAVE gotten better (thanks to the war on terror), it's just that we're not as close as sci fi feels we should be. Don't talk about how prosthetics 'aren't going anywhere' because you can't rip off your arm and be luke skywalker just yet, nimrod.
>Chapter 1: Freak accident at a support group gives disabled people superpowers >Chapter 2: Group adjusts to their powers and learns to keep them secret from the rest of the world >Chapter 3 - ???: Slice-of-life bullshit >Final Chapter: A crisis that was foreshadowed since the beginning finally occurs and most of the cast is killed off unceremoniously before the only one of them who wanted/tried to be a hero sacrifices themself to save the world
>>78824461 Sounds like a dick GM trying to make shit difficult for giggles. The simple mechanical engineering issues are easily solved for shit like that if technology has managed to create a power source small enough to run robot limbs for an extended period of time and figured out how to translate electrical signals in to nerve impulses that the body can interpret (and vice versa). Having a heater in your metal arm to keep it at body temperature is not a huge leap of science.
The issue with Cyberization isn't "oh, what shall we do in a mad world where we can replace limbs with robot ones?", its about why you would bother when drone technology, bio engineering, and enhancements are far less invasive.
Prosthetics are great and everything, but by the time we reach the point of robot limbs being better than human ones, we've reached the point of it being easier to just mind dump yourself in to a robot body, or go the way of a brain case, or surrogates. And that's assuming we haven't pushed biotech to the point of clones, age prevention, and genetic manipulation to the point most health and body issues aren't solved already.
>>78825488 I've seen a clip of a triple amputee running around a water park in prosthetics. Up and down the stairs, swimming and shit. Most of his balance issues seemed to be down to the missing arm while the legs had that guy incredibly mobile without knees.
>>78826052 Kamala is with Marvel, so any statement by producers of inferior brown girls are bound to be slanderous.
>>78825937 Disagree, there's plenty of reasons why prosthesis would be used over autonomous robots or bio-eng.
Human enhancement is much more likely to come in the next 10-20 years than the singularity - they're different problems and one of them is significantly more complex, and there's a difference between having the nerves outside of your spinal cord pick up and transmit signals from a mechanical limb and having an artificial brain stem and spinal region do it, so 'Brain case' and 'Mind dump' are right out.
Genetic manipulation is well and good, but there's a limit - it's unlikely that you'll be able to bioengineer your visual cortex to pull up a heads-up-display, or have a different part of your brain take in and make sense of telemetry like GPS, electromagnetic waves, or signals like wifi. You could bioengineer your eyes and ears to see in infrared and hear people from a mile away, sure, but you couldn't easily bioengineer a way to turn it off at will -- you wouldn't be able to bioengineer your eyes to automatically tag and recognize hostile entities and friendlies in a combat zone, and you couldn't possibly make biological ears detect a foreign language and then stream a translation through your visual cortex in the form of assisted captions.
You also certainly couldn't bioengineer your limbs to be bulletproof, or resistant to edged objects. Neither could you make it so you wouldn't bleed out if that limb was severed, or have it report back information if something damages it - or even turn the fucking pain off.
Mechanical enhancement will be the future, even if it's just sensory information and limbs for soldiers. Saying that they'll automatically be obsolete by robot bodies and mindmelds with the machines is as ridiculous as them being worse than bioengineering
>>78819551 >be GIS Major >Remote Sensing is one of my favorite courses >feeling RADAR >FEELING RADAR
Feeling RADAR isn't an issue so to speak, the issue is this tiny point on how he words it. "RADAR, Cosmic Rays" in one phrase implies that she is feeling RADAR as if it were a natural emission.
Perhaps if she were near an airport or a RADAR based satellite was over head? Regardless, he pushes it off as "natural" - radiowaves are natural. RADAR is now. Radio detection and ranging... if he was intending it to be "natural" it would of been 'radio emissions' or something of the sort.
Fuck this guy. Fuck his writing. I had not been reading his work for years and suddenly I come back to see this. Fucking ass blasted I am.
>>78826555 What if she's emitting RADAR to act as passive sensory information? It'd be super useful to pick up things that are outside FOV, and the page obviously shows that she's augmented her previous senses and added more.
>Powered ankle/leg prosthetics in the past five years have been incredible - users don't need to exert incredible amounts of energy just to climb stairs or inclines
Pretty much this. Saw a video couple of years ago where they were rehabilitating soldiers with lost limbs and considering whether they were capable of returning to the field. The soldiers said that the prostethics are already in a way superior to their normal legs, the energy efficiency was the field where the prostethics excelled. Their normal legs got tired long before the battery on the prosthethic was spent and we're talking about a little cell phone battery tier thing that gave the leg a tiny little boost on every step.
Give this 10 years and we'll have bionic eyes that are good enough for reading books and lower limbs that are vastly superior to our own. Bionic eyes are an interesting field too, they're going through some incredible progress. They were basically 4 x 4 pixel displays just a while ago, but nowadays they're good enough for recognizing expressions.
>it's Marvel >it's set in NYC (obviously) >MC is a guy in a wheelchair working for an insurance company that specialises in superhero/supervillain accident cover owned by a retired cape >he attends a support group of different disabled people sometimes when he's feeling stressed >bad news/inhuman gas/disaster shit has him attending again >not sure on the other characters but at the very least a victim of mutilation and abuse alongside the more typical accident victims, and a literal black disabled lesbian character >terrigen gas hits the support group, empowering them >the counselor/mediator running the support group has been a mutant all along and dies for a darker twist s/he was a psychic vampire feeding on their emotions >the group is totally disorientated but agree to stay in touch as they try to figure shit out
I would give the MC a generic super-strength and super-toughness package, which is really great except he can't move anything below the waist. I would try to be more interesting with the other's powers but I think a wheelchair brick would be good. I would probably write a scene where he wakes up in hospital after the gas attack and feels so good + strong that he thinks his legs are working again they are not
>>78826442 Except all that shit you mentioned can be implemented without invasive cyberization. You end up with shit like head sets and the like. No need to go chopping off limbs because mechanical arms don't bleed. Would make more sense to incorporate trauma functions in whatever suits soldiers end up wearing than to remove limbs wholesale.
I'm not shitting on mechanics as invaluable tools, because they are, but you don't need google glass surgically implanted, and private Jones isn't lucky all his limbs were blown off and now he gets prosthetics. The only point cyberization reaches any level of efficiency, you're talking crossing in to the realm of complex I/O feeds with the brain, and if that ever happens robot limbs are hardly an efficient way to go about enhancing strength or whatever you think is a good idea to do with robot limbs.
>>78831424 Invasive cosmetic surgery is done by the thousands every day, and headsets/other feeds are clunky information compared to what you could accomplish with implants. Why wouldn't you take a 30 minute session under the knife with a robot so you could access the full breadth of human knowledge at a whim, or something else?
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