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Cyborgs: They Are Among Us...

Remixdj (2665697) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Remixdj writes "For most people the term 'Cyborg' is synonymous with the rather nefarious robotic alien race featured in the BBC's long-running Doctor Who series. Cyborg is actually a derivative of cybernetic organism to mean a being with artificial and biological parts, and under this premise can apply to those who require prosthetic limbs and hearing aids but perhaps also to users of mobile phones or even wearers of designer running shoes. See Donna Harroway's Cyborg Theory. Maybe a step too far for some but recent scientific developments have made the more familiar concept a reality particularly in the case of Neil Harbinson's prosthetic eyepiece which he lovingly refers to as 'eyeborg'. This example stands outside of the usual prosthetics used as replacements because the resulting symbiosis produces an experience outside of normal human experience. It is, has Harbinson describes' more akin to possessing a seventh sense."

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