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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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Indeed this central interweaving of fiction and reality is highlighted by Mino's statement to the Italian press that "la macchina calcolatrice umana," the kind of cyborg he becomes, "e una realta di oggi" (32).
Harbisson believes that changing the misconceptions around himself and other cyborgs are a question of looking beyond our own existence.
I like learning a lot of the technical aspects, like how they create Cyborg for the screen,' Fisher recalls.
In the rat cyborg navigation training, MFB stimulation is used as the reward as well as a cue (FORWARD) to move ahead [21-23].
Thomas's cyborg creature fits with Haraway's description of cyborg as the organism of cybernetic, as the machine/organism hybrid, and as fictious/factious creature.
A dimension highlighted in this concept of human as cyborg but not mentioned in the previous model is that humans and things are separable and can reconnect as cyborg without the loss of individual distinctness.
To survive, he or she gives up being 'only human' for the integrity of a cyborg whose 'acting ability' depends on the simultaneous deployment of the technological, the natural, and the human (after Latour, 2002).
Bientot, un condense de nanotechnologies de la taille d'un grain de sable integre dans le cerveau pourrait suffire a faire d'un humain un cyborg aux capacites mentales des milliards de fois superieures, assure M.
Investing in innovative companies like Cyborg Trading Systems will result in high-quality jobs in the region and put southern Ontario on the map as a leader in the world's information and communications technology industry.
A Fellow of the IET, Professor Warwick has already made significant advances in the field of cyborg development.
No obstante, llama la atencion que las caracteristicas que pensaban para el cyborg tambien parecian destinadas a la creacion de seres que pudieran sobrevivir a una guerra nuclear y al posterior invierno atomico.