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AERY
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Robotics should not be merged with humans.

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Started: 12/16/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Pazza

Pro

Trans-humanism, i.e. the use of robotics integrated with the human body is detrimental to natural existence. I'm against it because if abused it might put an immortalalized, corrupt government in control of every person that is tainted by this technology. I believe the implementation of microchips and nano-machines could be good, but if put in the wrong hands could be severely damaging to free-will. So it is not a worthy effort to implement this change at all. Phones and modern technology not inside our bodies has already got us on a leash already.
AERY

Con

Hello, let's have a nice debate!
I'd like to say that yes, there's risks such as the damage to free-will, but the benefits that could be gained from such a thing can (and will) make a lot of people choose technology over our own choices. Why? simple, the gains heavily outweighs the cons, and that can be witnessed now days.
We have people with pacemakers to regulate the heartbeats, can you imagine how many families would lost their lost ones if not for this instrument?
What about those who lost a limb? Today we have prosthetics that not only let those who lost a part of themselves manage to walk again, grab a cup of coffee, but as well let them compete in sports.
Now imagine nanorobotics, it'll probably be able to (after a lot of tests and studies) regrow a limb, give sight to a blind born baby, make everyone with perfect senses (which will make obsolete glasses and hearing instruments).
All of this is just the tip of the iceberg.
But of course you'll say that this tech will be used for military/terror purposes, and I agree with you, but what they will make also will affect our way of life.
Have you asked yourself where GPS comes from? Or your wrist watch? Or even Internet?
All of this comes from war research and I can name a ton of stuff that comes from this evil called "war", but the world is not black and white, where everything is absolute.
Humans are ambitious beings, a lot of us want to become a "perfect" being, do you really think that if some big corporation had the opportunity to construct robotic organs that could enhance people, it wouldn't? And from the other perspective, do you really think that someone that was born without legs/arms would choose not to get some implants so that they could live a normal life?
Look forward to your reply.
Debate Round No. 1
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