Social reaction to implants
edited February 2016 in Coatings, transdermals, other implants
This is actually my first post on here since I had the NFC implant from Dangerous Things installed in my left hand a few days ago, which I've been enjoying immensely. However, bringing it up in conversation/broaching the topic with others has had mixed results. I'm curious, what kinds of reactions have other people had to their implants? I'm also curious as to how you guys have brought it up in social encounters. I'm usually fairly tactful, but most of the people I've tried to talk to about it have said something along the lines of "huh, that's kinda creepy." I'm just wondering how others have overcome this.
I did get taken to a neighbors place by my wife one time because the person she told was VERY interested which was quite a nice change then trying to simply rationalize it for some one.
My friends that I have usually joke around telling me I'm trying to become a robot....but they really don't care either way and it's not really something that comes up in conversation.
FYI I have a RFID implant in my hand.
The first one started freaking out, thought I had finally snapped and was like... going all "Sacrificing my blood to some evil higher power to obtain a sixth sense" nonsense... He was extremely worried about me to the point of physical illness. Yes, he's a huge motherly-acting baby. But he also really cares, which is a nice change of pace from most people. c-c
The second friend, who has absolutely no ability to understand complex topic matters (he's very intelligent, just happens to be a little mentally slower with scholastic knowledge) Simply stated the body isn't meant to be changed, and that it is a stupid idea to try. That I'm going to lose my hands and die and that I'll blame him for not stopping me.
I presented the first one with like... A 22 page report composed from piles of information I have learned to explain everything basic to him about the procedure and lay down a basic fundamental knowledge. A week later after still being overprotective, he apologized and said he supports me, and respects the knowledge I have accrued. He wants no part in doing anything and doesn't want to talk about it with me, but he said he would be in the house with me, in a different room, while I do my thing incase I need help.
My second friend won't read the report. He doesn't like reading. He thinks it's stupid, I told him (and the first one) If I had to be taken to the ER because I mess up, they can punch me in the face. He's now open to the idea, and will also be on hand incase I need people to support me should worst things go worst to make sure I'm okay.
Friends are great. I haven't talked to anyone else about it. ^^"
I do have a bonus that a lot of my friends are tech savvy, they seem to have a higher understanding of the why once I tell them
To Long Didn't Read?
If you care to much about what others think of you or how they look at you, your in the wrong place. Like I said above we are the last of a dying breed. You (as has anyone who has taken a sincere interest in any fringe culture) have taken at least the first step to escaping the mold and for that I congratulate you. Humanity has always wanted to move forward and it will, just slowly vary vary slowly. If you want the machine to move faster go find away to paint it in a positive light. Like saveing babies or altering the economy for the better, get creative.
Ok but really I don't think it's all that 100% true because my neighbor is very religious and he know about mine and when I got it was very curious and wanted to know the basic info (why, where, how). I think it really depends on the person cause I know some devote atheist people who simple will not have it. I think it's more on the side of the persons own view of the body.
You will probably find people who don't like piercings and tattoos won't like implants.
My normal appearance is that of either a guy that just crawled out from cave with a big beard or that of an preppy American Eagle guy who cares about his appearance.( yes I do dress both ways depending on what I'm doing and where I'm going).
I have to say I get more surprised looks from the ragged look. The prep look get a more curious reaction. I think it's because they believe I know what I'm talking about when I look more cleaned up then when I look like a caveman.
aaaaaand walk away. Stop talking to irrational people, because...irrational fear and stress will kill you much faster than any government plot. :P
Covertly reading an NFC implant? Not cake.
They're also not in standard locations, so you have to know where it is to use it at all.
Anyone have ideas of approximate max ranges one would try to track your fellow grinder? :o
Is there any reasonable means for someone to clearly observe someone with a RFID/NFC chip at a distance of 100m, better than they would be able to via sight?
100m isn't that far in retrospect to tracking something. That's relatively tiny range for tracking a person. >~< I think most of us drive that far in a few seconds on a road.
We aren't ALL ignorant Americans. v-v Not that most of my peers don't embarrass me, though. But there are some of us who aren't... You know...
Wake up sheeple...
Lol sorry. >3< It's so trivial.