Study: Perception of Human Augmentation
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This study explores how augmented humans are perceived in everyday life. Augmented humans are people whose abilities are supported or extended by something artificial such as technologies.Recent technological advances already allow individuals to enhance their perception, senses, or physical strength. But, we still need to build an understanding of how the presence of such individuals are perceived by society. Therefore, we invite you to participate in an online survey about Human-augmentation and how augmented humans are perceived in everyday life.
In the following section, you will be presented with one scenario. Please read the scenario carefully. Try to put yourself in the described scenario.
Michael went out for lunch with friends to a coffee shop. A man with an artificial eye, with whom Michael is not acquainted, enters the coffee shop and joins the group. Michael is introduced to this person. During the chat, the man tells them that he replaced some of his healthy body parts and replaced them with improved artificial ones: an artificial eye to augment his vision beyond the normal range. Artificial legs to run faster and jump higher than ordinary humans. Additionally, he got a brain implant to think faster and have more memory than ordinary humans. Shortly after that, everyone else leaves, with only Michael and the man with the artificial eye remaining alone together at the table. Michael has 15 minutes to wait for his ride home.
Please answer all questions spontaneously. There are no wrong answers.