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  •  probably some hideous invasive cyborging (0+ / 0-)

    Replace the suboptimal components (eyes, arms and hands, etc.) with superior mechanical devices dedicated to the organic production unit's function, and eliminate superfluous locomotion, but leave the brain, heart, and other organs not cost-effective to replace.  Organic production units can be fed, hydrated, and ventilated (no need for workspaces to be habitable) artificially with supply being controlled by profitability algorithms.  Pain compliance can be achieved through electrodes in the brain, and termination in event of unprofitability (from burnout, market shifts, etc.) is as simple as disconnecting the organic production unit from its mechanical support system.

    That's the future of the worker.

    In that world, the rich will become nudists and spend all their time working out and having sex to celebrate their pure, unaugmented humanity.

    Something's wrong when the bad guys are the utopian ones.

    by Visceral on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 10:22:38 PM PST

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    •  You know (0+ / 0-)

      I have an outline for a novel that matches your comment fairly closely.

      Now I just need to be able to quit work for 6 months so I can work on it!

      One man gathers what another man spills

      by John Chapman on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 10:19:41 AM PST

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