Name a cybnernetic implant that would be really cool.Now name the most boring reason for it to be installed.
>>76720490>Sleep Regulator, lets you get by on only 2-3 hours sleep per night.>Bosses expect all employees to get one to improve their work performance, so increase daily work hours to compensate.
>>76720490An internal router/switch for the rest of your cybernetics, can keep them communicating with each other and, more importantly, with the wider internet itself.It checks your DRM and subscriptions to the corporations to keep your cybernetics working. Failing to pay results in the system locking up.
>>76720490An augmented reality overlay unit installed in a second eyelid under a natural one; this allows information to be sent and received that updates the information on what you're seeing.People will only use this to send stupid TikToks with retarded filters so they can force new memes or regurgitate old, tired ones.
>>76720490>Datajack to create a direct neural interface with technology>Almost everyone uses it to connect to their work computer and be 8x more productive than a normal worker for 10% more pay
>>76720490>Control Rig. Used to jack-in to vehicles and pilot them as if you were the vehicle itself, vastly improving handling and performance. Expected to mainly be used in racing, the military, and space exploitation.>People just use them to jack-in to sex bots.
>Implanted biomonitor that constantly keeps track of your health and alerts you to injuries and stress>Company has less culpability if you are injured>Wireless enabled synaptic implant that gives you access to databases of knowledge wherever you are>Your boss now expects you to answer his calls any time of the day when he has self-inflicted computer trouble>Ear-mounted microphone that analyses speech-patterns and provides estimates of the speaker's state of mind, while also giving you a live translation of foreign languages>You and your fellow telemarketers spend most of the day pressuring confused elders in eastern-europe to buy service packages they don't need and can't really afford
>subdermal coating that makes people able to resist extreme temperatures>instead of firefighting, lavawalks, or artic research, it's used by hookers to stay warm on the streets
>>76720490'Hawk' cyber-eyes can see in great detail and at a great distance.You are quality control at a patterned tile factory.
>SONAR implant that generates a minimap>used to navigate labyrinthine office megabuildings which cut costs by dimming all the lights
>>76720490>A Cybernetic respiratory system that allows you to safely breathe any liquid or gas that has enough oxygen.>You unclog murky tuna farms for a living.
>>76720490>Internal Air Tank/Lung Replacement.>Intended for deep sea diving, surviving gas attacks, or just replacements for damaged organs.>Maily used by the vaping community.
>brain implant that increases intelligence to superhuman levels>used to file forms in an increasingly complex bureaucracy
>>76720737haha, yeah, boring
>>76720490>Your skin is largely bulletproof and armored>It's so you can safely pick up trash in Detroit
>>76721401Does that include the trash that's still alive, or just the dead stuff?
>>76721421Anything that your implanted trash proctor work monitoring software determines to be trash.
Strength augments, making a man as strong as a forklift. It's for amazon warehouse workers.
>>76720490ITT: reasons why transhumanists are either evil or retarded
>>76722451The US military is experimenting with human augmentation and plans to have direct brain-computer interfaces by 2050. Transhumanism is coming, and I guarantee that within a two decades of its arrival it'll just be another boring part of life.
>>76720885Who the fuck comes up with savings like that? What is your IQ
>>76720490>Mental Aid Chip>Can be used to help schizos, OCD fags and people in generally high-stress situations to calm down and soothe your mood>Boss forces you to get one so you can work the entire day nonstop without the need for any breaksWhy is it that single good technology gets corrupted by megacorporations?
>>76720841Fuck meant this one>>76722531
>>76720683>Implying you'll get 10% more pay
>>76720683>Get datajack to be more productive>Still spend your day shitposting, now you just don't need to use your hands.
>>76721401Lmao could you imagine>Steely face middle aged man with tired eyes hanging off of the side of a garbage truck>Wearing a bright orange safety vest>A couple of gangers shoot at them, he doesn't even flinch anymore as a few ricochet off of his back>Picks up a can and starts dumping it>More bullets rip into the can causing shit to spill out all over his boots>He just sighs loudly in annoyance and moves on to the next house
>>76722723>It becomes a neighborhood game for the kids to use him as target practice>He can't do anything about it because he's one indictment away from being fired
>>76720490Why the fuck does this matter? Are you trying to bore your players to punish them? Cybernetics are meant to be cool.
>>76723320Dystopian futures ARE cool, anon
>>76723320>Worldbuilding is boring.Anon let me tell you about how most wars in human history are over trade and profits...
>>76722512There was a leaked report about super soldier breeding programs in China a few months back. No idea if they were making a serious attempt or it was wacky Nazi-tier shenannigans.
>>76723495>>76723436Come to think of it, is there a single noblebright cyber-futurism setting? One that isn't just endless depression and snark.
>Super articulated hand replacement with dozens of tiny individual probes and grasping appendages>Used to work on an assembly line putting together hundreds of shitty personalised items a day just to sell to tourists who come down from the corpo towers
>>76720490>transgenic ligament hooks: biological modification allows the user to detach limbs and replace them with other limbs at will, with no loss of structural integrity>installed because the user is deathly afraid of elevator doors closing on their limbs
>>76723320The whole point of cyberpunk is that the whole idea of modification and cybernetic improvement is cursed by our capitalist world, the modifications themselves can be the coolest shit but there's no way to uncouple the two things unless you're talking about a post-capitalist world.Talking about actual issues through your world building and gaming is way cooler than just SHINY METAL ARMS WITH SUPER NINJA BLADES IS COOL.
>>76723690This dude's videos kill me, they are interesting and insightful but the dude's lisp is so bad that listening to him feels like you've been kicked by a horse.
>>76720931What a hyper-specific reaction image
>>76720490> 'Speeding Bullet' cybernetic legs> Explosive irritable bowl syndrome....
>>76723544> Tech monster> Denim
>>76723743Don't you get tired? Every day, it never changes. Why bring the world into your fantasies. Do you like mud getting in your carpet? Because it reminds you of nature outside while you're indoors?
>>76720552>It checks your DRM and subscriptions to the corporations to keep your cybernetics working. Failing to pay results in the system locking up.This is so unrealistic, as any bug or corporation could hold anyone hostage.CEOs use the same products as consumers you know.What's more likely is that failure to pay subscription fees lowers your social and/or financial credit score which if not maintained will screw over hopes of fulfilling in the future, kind of like credit scores function right now.It will be insidious because it will be entirely reasonable. Low social credit score? Guess you're not getting that job because you've shown you lack a sense of responsibility. Want to move out of your cramped micro apartment? Not enough credit, renters don't trust you.Want too show off to a date by going to a high end restaurant? Denied entry, credit score too low.Sex bot went into inactive mode because you didn't pay your fees. Limited internet access too.It's not going to be "obey or die", it will be similar to how it is now where you'll fall in line because the quality of life hit won't be worth it, and there's no righteous indignation to fuel a rebellion or revolution.
>>76720490>Your arms have mechanisms that allow them to extend almost 20-feet>Your job is to install windows on buildings
>>76722654>tfw shitposting on 20 different BBS at 1gb/s during work hours using the brainjack and cyberware your corpo paid forIn the grimdark cyberfuture, wagies have outsmarted neets
>Internal Biowaste storage unit. Developed for long-haul pilots, or deep missions behind enemy lines where no trace can be left behind.>Wage Slaves use it to store up their shit at home so they can be paid for taking a crap at work.
>>76720490>Ability to download any new information straight into your brain>College still requires 4 years minimum (because they still have to get paid somehow) and will consist of 4 years worth of downloading useless shit into your brain
>>76725090>Getting paid for maximum shitpostingCan scientist hop on this shit right now please
>>76724227>there's no righteous indignation to fuel a rebellion or revolution.Yes, there is no Shadow War in Neo New York.
>>76720490>Cybernetic super-arms>It's to make you a better worker and costs less than if a falling beam cuts your real arms off
>>76720490> Rocket fist> It is used for laying cable in tight spaces.
>>76723574Post-cyberpunk, at its most basic, is the idea that the megacorporations aren't unstoppable and no matter how much power they may seem to have acquired, there's something they didn't think of and/or some new technological breakthrough which is going to bring them down. Probably extremely violently. AH.com's Bargain FTL. Hyperdrive is anonymously invented and the design specifications posted on the internet in a whole plot reference to Ftl, Y'All! and The Getaway Special. Needless to say, lots of megacorporations and other miscellaneous authoritarians tried to establish privatized space colonies where an economic monopoly of company scrip and company stores controlled everything and reduced the population to debt slaves. Turns out, the George Pullman business model is dependent on its intended victims not having relativistic superweapons and the capability to plausibly escape justice after using them on corporate HQ by vanishing into unexplored space to establish their own colonies with countermeasures to the standard oligarchical bag of tricks* hardcoded into their founding documents, enough knowledge of recent history to maintain doomsday RKKV arsenals to avoid getting the Gaddafi treatment and enough untapped natural resources compared to earth that even if they go crazy with tariffs, they'll still have the trading advantage.* No ownership of debt above X quantity by foreigners, currency backed on local asteroidical ore mining or some other hard value, never offshore essential production capabilities, total debt forgiveness for all new citizens leaving earth, etc.
>all transhumanism is just remote shutdowns and planned obsolesce with repairs sold for company scrip
>>76727082>cyberpunk problems solved by the future as told by Halo loreWere it so easy...
>>76720490Ocular HUD lense, now you can see pop up ads everywhere you go.
>>76723544At the rate at which developed countries are throwing human capital down the drain, any country that can get people with 115+ IQ to have multiple kids with a decent diet and exercise will have a generation of "supersoldiers"
>>76731107https://www.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN28V23TAll of the actually smart and useful people will get scooped up by China, and America will degenerate into a hellhole that is increasingly unable to manage basic economic and civil functions, leading to its implosion. It’s basically the plot of Atlas Shrugged, except ironically Galt’s Gulch is Communist.
>Augmented metabolism to maintain optimal health and weight>People get pockets of fat installed into their body to look overweight as a fashion option.
>>76720490>Cyber-Wingpack, used in janitorial services in place of rigging and scaffolds>Laser-monocle, highlights key points on powerpoint presentations>Chainsaw arm, for landscaping
>literally anything>lose functionality of your arm because some retard bought a guide on how to make a microwave gun for 20 bucks on line
>>76731256I'll believe it when I see it. Men with elite skills will get by with unprincipled exceptions or as consultants to clean up after the diversity hires, and the Chinese don't really need more mid tier men.The Chinese are also smart enough not to invite thousands of foreigners into their homeland to form an enclave.
>>76731420>The Chinese are also smart enough not to invite thousands of foreigners into their homeland to form an enclave.Best case scenario, they'll solve this with intermarriage to force assimilation and prevent the formation of an outgroup. Like they already do.https://twitter.com/jenniferatntd/status/1287779115949527047?lang=en
>>76731502Solve? Solve what? What the fuck are you on? The Chinese are 100x more racist than a British 1895 colonialist. There's no fucking intermarriage there that amounts to any more than 0.00000001% of the population. China is more ethnically pure than Nazi Germany ever was and it genocide of minorities is getting stronger.
>>76732127Han women love getting TIBETAN'D
>>76720490Multi tool prosthetic that has basically anything you could need inside of itLaser pointer for your cat.
>>76723606>afraid of losing his limbs>cuts his limbs off to replace themI mean, I guess it's a solution
>>76731107>>76731256>>76731420>>76731502A mass exodus of all white people with an IQ over 130 and technical skills to China would be the funniest outcome of the woke cultural revolution.
>>76725182>biomonitors with precision sensors and predictive algorithms>not only do they clock out wagies when they shit, they predict when a wagie is about to use the cage's built in toilet and clock them out at the exact moment that work ceases
>>76720490You can interface with the internet in your mindYou can only use approved websites from the developer/government and its been cited as a tool for learning
I don't have an implant or boring thing, I'm just assuming that everyone in the future is obese. I'm not sure how robotics will work around that.
>>76732127>China is more ethnically pureChina is a mongrel association of like twenty different ethnicities and cultural groups. It's almost exactly like europe where minor differences have been accentuated via constant bickering. There's a reason China keeps falling apart every 100 years or so.
>>76722549i don't see a problem with anon's phrasing, if anything it's descriptive and literate.
>>76723743yeah, anyone who misunderstands that this is the central THEME of cyberpunk should probably not be posting
>>76731256To be fair their communism is just don’t shit talk the party, don’t practice witch craft, and no darkies on movie posters. Meanwhile in the USA you need to hire x amount of minorities, Y amount of women, at least two of every gender, and file six thousand reports instead of just bribing the communist auditor who doesn’t give a fuck if he gets paid.
>>76738754The Chinese Social Credit system is less oppressive than the woke mob endeavors by American tech and finance corporations. In China, you just have to not criticize the CCP or do obvious antisocial behavior like committing fraud, selling gutter oil, or letting your dogs crap all over the sidewalk. Meanwhile, woke social credit demands that you actively celebrate whatever new insane thing that Twitter bluechecks invented this week, otherwise you can get fired or have your credit cards shut down. I’d much rather post pro-Xi propaganda than have to proclaim how oppressive I am for being a white guy or acknowledge obvious dudes as being dainty women.
>>76739187Have you tried not using social media zoomer?
>subdermal implant that control pigmentation of skin, potentially making you a living piece of art.>rent your own skin to pass adds.
>>76739187why not move to china then ?
>>76739187Take your meds
>>76720490>Custom full body prosthesis capable of withstanding extreme conditions and survive a well equipped gangbanger>Mainly used by Managers to save on "Morale Officers" (read, Corporate Hookers)
>>76725263>revolution>it's just the future equivalent of autistic neets causing little more than petty vandalism
>A full on cybernetic body, built to withstand high altitude or extreme pressure, along with strong magnetism capabilities. >It's all just to cling onto the side or the bottom of a ship or a plane like a remora, and to perform repairs on the outside of the vehicle if anything ever happens. Keep in mind you're there for the entire trip.
>>76723574are you asking if a genre which made dystopia a primary trait and driving force of it's character has no dystopia?
>>76720490>gecko-style pads on hands and feet to be able to climb on walls and ceilings>they're most commonly used to fit 6 people into a room that could normally fit only 1
>>76741074Window cleaners now have to climb while carrying all their gear when skyscraper windows need washing
>>76724227>Sex bot went into inactive mode because you didn't pay your fees.Jesus, imagine. Actually getting a DRM'd sexbot then complaining when you didn't go and get the one that isn't Internet connected or requires a subscription and has an exploitive EULA clause. Instead of putting your meager capital to good use to get you ahead. You played yourself, really. There will be plenty of room for righteous indignation. The "purebody's" will lobby to outlaw employer augmented enhancements or retaliation for non-enhancement. Shadier employers will inevitably structure incentives in ways that don't technically fit the letter of the prohibited action, but have the same essential characteristic. They'll get away with it, and find competitive advantage until everyone else catches on enough to start raising a stink, it'll be an endemic practice by that point. So there'll be some limp-wristed loophole ridden legislation passed. Honestly, it's all just so damn tiring.
>>76725090>Implying IT won't filter and monitor access through corp-subsidized cyberware until you've managed to pay it off. Project in your own time? Don't use tgose math coprocessors, or you waive your IP rights by virtue of using your unpaid fpr implant. Considering getting hired on somewhere else? HR is informed, and it's time to go under the knife. See something legit sketchy, and try to go to the press? Enjoy your seizure induced by an undocumented kill switch.
>voice modulator that can reproduce any sound>use it for translating pop tunes for foreign countries
>Solid State cordex. Brain implant that double the speed of thought processes, also allows to record thoughts and increases reaction time.>Used airplane pilots and NSA agents.
>>76739187>X is less oppressive than Z because it legally forces you to be niceNah no thanks.
>>76720797What kind of tiles
>>76720490on-the-fly full-body restructuring technology that lets you look like anyone, anytime>You work for a modelling agency that didn't want to hire a lot of people.>you keep getting this feeling that you're putting your original look together wrong
>>76720490>retractable arm mounted blades>used to prep food at a fancy restaurant
>>76732127>China is more ethnically pure than Nazi Germany ever was and it genocide of minorities is getting stronger.Bullshit.