Jr High Drop Out

Gentlemen we can rebuild him. We have the technology.

Bit by bit. Piece by piece. We are slowly learning to replace each part of the human body with a synthetic variant. Right now those variants are a downgrade from the original, but that won't always be the case. Soon enough, we will be able to upgrade parts of ourselves. Newer, stronger, faster, more durable, less prone to defect or disease, impervious to cancer or harmful bacteria. These new bodies will be better in every measurable way. But they will pose an existential question we've not had to work through before. Is there a point at which I'm no longer me, but rather a simulacrum of me, if I replace enough of my body with these upgrades and if so am I upgraded or replaced?


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