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Old 10-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #3273
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On the fly, no, but there are a startling amount of biomechanical "augmentations" already available. There is no doubt in my mind that within 30-40 years (the game is set in 2027 I believe, but hey, 2001: A Space Odyssey was set 11 years ago and we still can't fly out to Jupiter when we feel like it), "upgraded" body parts will be a realization. Although highly frowned upon in the US, in Europe, you can get surgery to have theoretically flawless vision. In essence, most laser eye surgery places, e.g. Lasik will go up to 20/20 and that's it. Many fighter pilots test better than that at around 20/15 or 20/10 at the top end. Said EV gives you the maximum theoretical vision possible with a human eye lens which is 20/8. That is being able to see something at 20 feet that others can only make out when 8 feet away.
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