I'm just going to add some of my two cents right now, in this little discussion.
First, calm down. Just because he's making proclamations does not give you the rights to get mad at him. It does not give you any rights, whatsoever, to berate him.
Second, he is entitled to his opinion, as you are to yours, this does not make him any more wrong than you are. He could believe that there are many implications, and he could be completely right! (or wrong)
Third, implications can usually take the form of many different ideals, but I will agree with you on this fact: you cannot see underneath the character's clothing, so you'd be unable to tell if the author truly is making a cyborg, or just an advanced robot.
Please try and keep it civil, we don't need to turn this place into a warzone, like youtube...
I like it. It is both a compelling and terrifying design. In one way it feels like an embodiment of (possible) future soldiers/mercenaries, modified and amputated (both in mind and body) for the hardships of war.
No, it's nothing new to modify one's body for war. If one stretch the concept broad enough we've always done so. I was referring to a possible future where such modifications which is on a more fundamental level could be a reality.
Well, whatever this kind of modification becomes fundamental or not, I am more into the non-human style cybernetics to applied into human body, instead of replicating the limb for the lost one. It does stripping off the humanity, but giving more unique characteristic with an unusual appearance. And of course, such modification can do some benefits for the combat, as well.
And actually, I have a character which is also into that kind, still working on it, but I like this concept: [link]