Body Mods I’d Gladly Sign Up For

The Anthro Package

Bionic Tail

Hopefully by now, everyone’s seen this pic of what humans would look like with honest-to-God tails:

Girl with tail

Good thing we don't have tails

But I was thinking something much closer to this:

Girl with fox tail

Much cuter!

But instead of hanging limp and lifeless from a belt, have a network of contractile nano-fibers, skin grown in a lab (like they do for skin grafts), biocompatible synthetic fur, and a control system wired into our spinal cord.

Retractable Claws

These seem like they’d be easy to do.  Essentially a modification of the fingernails so that they’re curled, pointy, and attached to muscle tissue in the fingers.  I’d never need a pocket knife again.  🙂

The Cyber Package


It would totally be great to be able to interact with the Internet natively with my brain.


USB ports that connect to my CNS?  Sign me up!

Cyber Eyes

200x digital zoom, AROs, instant info about anything we look at, etc.

Fingertip multimeter / taser

The latter is obvious.  The former would be ever so handy for working on electronics.

Cardiovascular micromanagement

It would be great to have a system that would tweak our cardiovascular output for maximum efficiency and regulate it so that it couldn’t ever get outside of safe operating parameters.  Our current wetware is supposed to take care of most of that but seems to fail pretty often when we go outside our fitness zone.



  1. #1 by Joshua on June 6, 2011 - 11:28 AM

    Also, and completely unrelatedly, my new server has a BIOS-based system monitor I can access from Linux if I install the right kernel module. It sets TTY12 to the monitor which features a pretty blue and yellow scheme and tells me the CPU temp, fan speeds, threads executing on each CPU, physical mem usage, Virtual Machines running, and CPU context switches per second per CPU. There’s also a RAID monitor on there but because I use an offboard RAID card, it’s disabled.

  2. #2 by Chadwick on June 6, 2011 - 11:28 AM

    • #3 by Joshua on June 6, 2011 - 6:24 PM

      I was thinking that but then I figured that it really didn’t make sense to have a separate set of [nonfunctional] ears in addition to the human ones. In that regard, I’d be quite satisfied with the fake ears on a headband.

      Speaking of… Christa, are we still on target for late November? 😉 And do you want a payment yet?

  3. #4 by Andrew on January 30, 2012 - 1:38 PM

    Most of the Mods from the Shadowrun RPG would be fun…. 🙂

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