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cybernaut

An electronic astronaut. Avid Internet surfers are cybernauts; however, anyone deeply involved in communications networks, online services, and computers in general can assume this handle. See cyber and cybernetics.
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The Avengers: The Cybernauts (1965) Produced by Julian Wintle.
As a result, we find ourselves asking, "Who will undertake the ethnography of whom from now on?" Will it be cybernauts from the world formerly known as real or citizens of the only "true" world, the virtual universe?
As well, a carefully crafted message is more likely to get the desired response from cybernauts, especially those who have seen too many hoax chain letters about computer or human viruses, dying children, kidney thefts, and government tariffs on Internet use.
Cybernauts return from time to time wanting to see a smile instead of a colon followed by a closed parenthesis - the online sign for a smile.
Of the conglomeration of hardware, software, and data that make up the Internet, the system that has most captured the imagination of cybernauts is the World Wide Web, known as WWW, W3, or simply, the Web.
And unquestionably these cybernauts wish to influence Washington at large.
Branscomb does acknowledge that "there will be confrontations at the borderlines between electronic communities and geopolitical communities." But her assessment is that with time, cybernauts will set their own standards of behavior and legal intervention will not be necessary.
Few of them have given any thought as to whether or not all cybernauts will return safely, unscathed by their experience.
Upon completing this first series of tasks, the cybernauts were told they could travel through a "portal" into a new space.
Department store Falabella rewards cybernauts for purchases.