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cyborg

(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.
While the destructive power of this "species of atomic bomb" is, on an immediate level, unleashed merely as an excuse for another adventure of recurring clowns Keats and Chapman, it does imply a clear and recognisably sci-fi anxiety: technology dehumanises us, transforms us into something less than the sum of our parts, a loss of some essential aspect of ourselves that is the concurrent payoff for technology's promise of cyborgization (Chapman, able to see Keats's insides, lungs and organs, must fabricate a prosthetic back for him).
In the sport the cyborgization has come to the forefront of the national consciousness in recent years.