The pivotal scene in the 2019 science-fiction film, Alita: Battle Angel, occurs when the heroine emerges from the lake, cradling a headless metallic body. This is the shell of a Berserker cyborg warrior. It will give Alita the strength to go into battle against her foes. You see, Alita is herself a cyborg — the only part of her body that’s human is her brain.
The movie presents a future in which people swap out flesh and blood for technology. For the current generation, this is fantasy, but for the next generation (or their children), maybe not. So let’s ask the question — what’s the downside to this trade?