Steem Basic Income Giveaway (Augmentations…)

There were many descriptions of how people were able to step up to a situation and surprise themselves in [last week’s post](https://steemit.com/contest/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaysurprisingyourself-c6qo6fyany). It’s great, that when push comes to shove, we seem to be able to be the person that we need to be!

This week, I’m playing a good deal of Fallout 4 and Deus Ex: Minkind Divided, both open world games that have an element of human augmentation (well, mostly Deus Ex does…) in their narrative universes! Also, I’ve been entranced by the ongoing news from Cyberpunk 2077 which features a future where humans are heavily augmented.

Now, this leads to some interesting thoughts about the direction of human augmentations. Already, we have surgical procedures for fixing and enhancing things that are “wrong” with us. Things like joint replacements, hearing aids and laser eye surgery. From here, would it be such a short step to enhance our strength, reflexes, hearing or connectivity?

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My Question

1. What are your thoughts on Human Augmentation (Implants)?

2. If you had a choice of Augmentations on your shopping list, what would you be getting as your first choice?

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My sample answer

Personally, I think that the possibility of Human Implants to augment our abilities is unavoidable. It will happen, perhaps not in the near future but it will happen! I’m in a bit of a two mind state about the idea. One one hand, I’m a tech nerd, and the idea of integrating technology into our bodies and minds without the inefficiency of a physical device is really enticing to me! However, being a tech nerd, I know that our toys are far from perfect, and especially once you start going down to budget lines and brands, then things can get pretty dicey already!

However, if I did have a choice of Augmentation. I think I would take something that would integrate some sort of internet/network access and be able to project it as a HUD (display) on my retina. So, that the real world could be overlaid with additional augmented reality information. For me, I think this would be the best and least overt use of the technology, whilst being incredibly informative to the user.

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Rules

1. Upvote if you want, it increases the payout and then I can hopefully sponsor more people. 2. Resteem is NOT neccessary, but the more people see this, the more the people will be likely to be sponsored. 3. In the comments, answer as best as you can the questions that are posed in the “My Questions”! 4. I have added a small Steem-Bounty to the post, so that everyone who replies with a valid entry will get something back. If I give your post a small upvote, it is valid (also, subscribe to @dustsweeper for maximum benefit!). 5. I will be sponsoring as many people as this post pays out in liquid SBD/STEEM. Also I will kick in at least the required amount to round up to the full number. Winner is by random generator after a shortlisting of quality comments!

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Steem Basic Income

One of the first communities that I came in contact with at the beginning of my time at Steemit was @steembasicincome. As a author starting out on your fresh new Steemit account, Steemit can be a daunting and lonely place to be. Often, it can feel like you are posting into an abyss with no one listening and with no ability to grow out of the situation. A share of Steem Basic Income gives you a guaranteed vote on one post a day, thus giving you a small but over time cumulative support to your account to help grow you out of your initial wilderness!

With this post, I want to help sponsor people who might not even have the spare 1 STEEM that is required for registration. So, when this post pays out, I will sponsor people depending on the payout of this post. Basically, I will round up the SBD payout from this post and then that will be the number of people I will sponsor. (So, if the payout is 2.3 SBD, I will sponsor 3 people). OF course, this is not simply an altruistic move, as the sponsor of a Steem Basic Income share also gets a share, so it is a great way to help others whilst helping yourself!

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Last week’s winners

The [last post](https://steemit.com/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaysurprisingyourself-c6qo6fyany) paid out 0.012 SBD and 3.130 STEEM in liquid earnings. So, that would make 4 shares.

The winners by random draw are:

@dollarsandsense

@ropaga

@sugarfix

@jaichai

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