If It Became Commonplace, Which Part of Your Body Would You Enhance with Cybernetics?

Pretend for a moment that we’re in the future. A future when getting some sort of cybernetic implant or enhancement is just as common as having earrings, tattoos, Fitbits, or jewelry. If you could only afford one piece of tech, which would it be?

I have no idea how it came up in conversation, but I posed this question to a friend the other day, and here are a few options we came up with:

  • Enhanced vision (night vision, augmented reality, digital zoom, record video and take photos, etc)
  • Augmented strength
  • Increased speed or jumping ability

As I write this, I’m kind of amazed by how incredible our bodies already are. The human hand is a marvel of engineering. The sense of balance provided by our feet, knees, and inner ear is awesome. Our mouths are able to talk and eat–how cool is that?!

I think I would have to go with the vision upgrades. I’m fortunate to have 20/20 vision, but there are so many interesting enhancements to vision that I can’t resist.

What about you?