Two-Thirds Of Europeans Would Consider Becoming Cyborgs

A new survey by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky found that about 63% of Europeans would definitely consider augmenting themselves.

The survey involved 14,500 people across 16 countries. Italians ranked highest, with 83% of respondents saying they’d consider human augmentation. The biggest reasons included quality of life improvements, the potential to reduce suffering, and heightened performance.

Participants said they’d be most interested in improving their physical health. They also cited improved eyesight, a more attractive body, greater strength, and improved intelligence and brainpower.

Not everyone is looking forward to a cyborg future, though. Notably, acceptance of augmentation appears much higher in Spain and Portugal, while the United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands rank highest among those most concerned.

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