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what

Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab

AW YIS ZOE QUINN

Edited by SweeneyTodd

Yes. Yes, it is crazy.

Posted by FinalDasa

What's this? Treating androids like our equals?!?!

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Edited by SteadyingMeat

Typo in the description thingy! His name's Jensen. Unless that's a joke I'm not getting. :P

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Edited by ThePantheon

I really like Zoe on the Bomb. Keep it up Zo!

Edited by HammondofTexas

I WANT ROBOT LEGS. AND ARMS. AND BODY. AND BRAIN.

...i want to be a robot.

Posted by rmanthorp

Make me a cyborg, future world!

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Posted by alwaysbebombing

I'm all for transhumanism. Let's do this

Edited by conmulligan

I wish I had the balls to do something like this. Alas, the idea of a piece of electronics living under my skin still freaks me out no end.

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Posted by Lyfeforce

Now this I gotta hear. Really interested to hear about the process of how one gets set up for this kind of thing.

Edited by forteexe21

Closer to the day everyone has access to butt tumblr all the time!

Edited by Fear_the_Booboo

This is stupid and Baudrillard would completly freak-out.

... but I love it.

Posted by EuanDewar

YOU'RE A MENTALIST

Posted by Draugen

Freak that! I'll be fighting on the side of the "norms" in the coming post-human war!

Posted by thefriend

Having essentially a RFID tag in your hand is just kinda dumb. There's no reason for it unless it's somehow re-programmable for multiple uses.

Feeling magnetic fields would probably get real annoying because magnetic fields are almost everywhere in a modern city.

I'm an engineer, and I'm super skeptical about this as anyone else should be! Also most of the use cases for RFID could be done using image processing. With image processing you don't have to put silly shit in your body. lol

Edited by Y2Ken

Zoe, you're a wonderful person and I watched the start of the video of you getting that implant and I had to stop because I too am super squeamish and I couldn't deal with it (it's one of those things where seeing it done to you is probably weirdly easier to watch than seeing it done to someone else). But thank you for being a willing and eager pioneer in our cybernetic future.

Oh, and thanks to Patrick for conducting this interview on the topic. I was definitely interested to hear Zoe talk more about this, so thank you for providing a forum for that.

Posted by MEATBALL

Zoe doing this is a neat thing, that video where she was using it to give a code for Deus Ex was rad...but I don't really know why it merits an interview (and I'm assuming some sort of trancsript/article is coming, too), I guess I'll have to listen to find out?

Patrick's Zoe Quinn worship is a bit weird.

Posted by stretchngrowl

I, for one, welcome our new indie robot overlords.

Edited by Ett

We don't serve her kinda here.

Edited by vocalcannibal

I want to be a cyborg ninja too. Now I just need a sickass Metal Gear codename and I'm SET.

Edited by InternetFamous

@conmulligan: I know that feeling. The idea of having a part of me improved, or replaced with something better is SO COOL, but when I get down to the gory details, it skeeves me right out each time. I was reading an account of a guy who had an artificial heart while he was waiting for a transplant, and when he mentioned that it doesn't beat, just maintains a more-or-less constant flow, I felt my skin crawl and actually became EMOTIONALLY upset. It makes me really sad that my subconscious is basically AGAINST the possibility of evolving beyond the human body's natural restraints.

Posted by Atwa

Sick reference Patrick, your references are out of control everyone knows that.

Posted by MasonL87

@ap2000: I doubt Patrick is "forcing" anyone to do anything. Probably more along the lines of "Hey, do you want to talk more about your crazy cyber-hand-chip on the Dumptruck?" "Sure".

I have MAJOR doubts that Zoe Quinn or ANYONE is being BULLIED into interviewing about stuff.

Posted by fisk0

I really loved reading Warren Spector's reaction to her tweet. This is nuts in a way I can get behind. I'd never do it myself, I've had nightmares about forcibly getting RFID chips injected into my hand. But still.

Looking forward to the day when Molly Millions exists in real life. Can't take long now.

Posted by Alorithin

I know this website runs on a currency of weird and/or dumb but video games being this tangentially related is a precedent I'd like reversed.

Posted by theManUnknown

Let's hope she doesn't need to get an MRI anytime soon.

Posted by Beb

The actual interview doesn't seem to have much content on this tech or video games at all.

Might be more interesting for those who want to hear about Zoe in general.

#raisingawareness #nottryingtobeedgy #raisedbySAMCRO

Posted by jvice152

Having essentially a RFID tag in your hand is just kinda dumb. There's no reason for it unless it's somehow re-programmable for multiple uses.

Feeling magnetic fields would probably get real annoying because magnetic fields are almost everywhere in a modern city.

I'm an engineer, and I'm super skeptical about this as anyone else should be! Also most of the use cases for RFID could be done using image processing. With image processing you don't have to put silly shit in your body. lol

but then you couldnt tell everyone you have it

Posted by Jesus_Phish

@thefriend: Funny you mention image processing. I remember a video of a guy who got a QR code tattooed onto his chest along with some other stuff and when you scanned the code it'd load up a youtube video of a beating heart which fit into the rest of the tattoo. He put a lot of stuff into his body for that one.

Edited by mikeful

Nice half-step to cyber future for rest of us is to buy NFC Ring. :D

http://store.nfcring.com/

Got one from Kickstarter and it's pretty neat.

Posted by nickhead

I know this website runs on a currency of weird and/or dumb but video games being this tangentially related is a precedent I'd like reversed.

Agreed.

Posted by Rexicon
Edited by Mento

The mods are going to provide a helpful service here: anyone who derisively calls this "attention seeking" can get their posts deleted free of charge, thereby minimizing the amount of attention you yourself receive. That way you don't have to worry about coming off as hypocritical. No need to thank us, it's what we're here for.

(I'm mostly kidding. But do keep our forum rules in mind regarding needlessly insulting posts.)

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Posted by HunterGathers

So, no MRI's for you? Hope you don't need one for an emergency.

Posted by KoolAid

Great... another cyborg justice warrior. But does all this CJW stuff really make for better games????

(Would social justice cyborg (SJC) have been a better term? It was hard to decide... Both seemed pretty good to me.)

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Edited by cloudymusic

My only concern is about the safety of doing this sort of thing yourself, back-alley style, but I have no problem with the concept itself. Body mods, you know, do whatever you want, but don't give yourself an infection or a toxicity issue because you didn't properly research what you decided to to.

Also, unless you're talking about dangerously strong magnets (in which case, you run the risk of having the thing just rip through your skin), I feel like the line about "feeling magnetic fields" must be exaggerated at best. You're not going to be suddenly "in tune with the earth's magnetic field" or anything like that with a tiny magnet under your skin. But I haven't actually listened to the interview, so apologies if the deck makes it sound more sensationalized than it actually is.

Posted by Meepasaurus

Is Zoe going to be compatible with the Nintendo Figure Platform?

Posted by Mento

@wilsouk: Yeah, don't worry. We can tell the polite dissent from the insults. We've always been fine with civil criticism.

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