The Human Body Revision B

MACDRIVE

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If you could improve on the design of the human body, what would you do?

Myself, I would have designed a stronger lower back, and automatic nerve regeneration so that paralysis and muscle atrophy would be non existent. :)
 

erickkoch

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I would remove nipples from men. We don't need them.

Yes, it might look funny at first, but we'll get used to it.

Edit: Oh, and I'd add night vision. I'm tired of stubbing my toe late at night getting up to get a glass of water.
 

iMeowbot

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MACDRIVE said:
How about 2000psi hydraulic pressure too? :)
Yow, I hope that comes with a way to avoid paper cuts!
erickkoch said:
I would remove nipples from men. We don't need them.
Combined with that 2000 PSI and paper cuts, those nipples could serve as a valuable self-defense mechanism.
 

MACDRIVE

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iMeowbot said:
Combined with that 2000 PSI and paper cuts, those nipples could serve as a valuable self-defense mechanism.
That's not exactly what I had in mind, but at least we're keeping the thread going. ;)
 

Chundles

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Indestructible teeth.
Seconded - I just had my little (and only) filling for a chipped tooth fall out after many years. Off to the dentist on Wednesday...

Bugger - it feels funny.
 

iMeowbot

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Sesshi said:
I vote for a new strain of bacteria to live in the gut which eats up all the potential fart-making gases.
If you could choose between that and a new kind of flatulence that killed all harmful airborne bacteria, what would win?
 

MACDRIVE

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Sesshi said:
I vote for a new strain of bacteria to live in the gut which eats up all the potential fart-making gases.
That would come in handy on dates I suppose ... Is that the best you can come up with? :rolleyes:
 

WinterMute

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How about a DNA cell replication systems that didn't break down over time and cause cancer...

...a heart that doesn't wear out...

...non-degenerative cognitive functions...

...indestructible connective tissues...

...adamantium skeleton...

...the ability to leap buildings at a single bound...

(yeah OK, that last ones probably useless)
 

Sesshi

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MACDRIVE said:
That would come in handy on dates I suppose ... Is that the best you can come up with? :rolleyes:
I assumed the rest of the predictable wishlists such as regeneration, optimised cognitive functions, schlong the size of an aircraft carrier, etc would be invariably mentioned.
 

MACDRIVE

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There's a lot of room for improvement on the human body. The main thing would be for a better way of repairing itself after catastrophic injuries like someone would sustain in a war or from some arrogant machinery.