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(CYBernetic ORGanism) A being that is part human and part machine. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline in an article they wrote about how humans can survive in space. For centuries, various cultures have fantasized about half human-half artificial beings; however, in the 20th century this concept materialized in the form of artificial limbs, pacemakers and other bionic devices. See lifecasting, Borg, cybernetics and bionic.
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The humans of Sidonia, among whom photosynthesis, cloning, cyborgization, and genetic modification are commonplace (not to mention manufactured consent, data control, and other modes of ideological homogenization), are pursuing their own biological directives, are in fact well on their way to reducing life to some malleable essence.
Ghost attempts to describe a complelely new form of reproduction, for the new kinds of beings that will emerge from the increased cyborgization of the world.
Cyborg Citizen is, among other things, an inventory of the many forms that cyborgization takes.