I ran into a brief but interesting interview with Douglas Ferguson in Media Post Magazine - Art, Science & Everything In Between and it mentioned body piercing and body modification in reference to technological advances of the future! The question was posed:
Will people ever consent to having communications devices implanted? Ferguson: Gradually. Thirty years ago, the only people with tattoos were sailors, gang members, bikers, and circus people. Piercing was even less popular. The tipping point on permanent body changes was reached years ago, and I predict implantation will catch on among young people and diffuse slowly into the general population. It matters not at all how repulsive we find the idea today, any more than it mattered thirty years ago with tattoos and body piercing.
Interesting stuff and he has a good point! The other two questions of this brief interview were also very interesting.