THE CYBORG HANDBOOK
- Autor: GRAY, FRANÇOISE
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Are you a cyborg? Is your neighbour? These are only a few of the thought-provoking questions the authors address in The Cyborg Handbook. The Cyborg (short for cybernetic organism) is an entity that is part human and part machine. Todays technology is transforming and maybe even transcending the human. People who have implanted pacemakers or attached prostheses are certainly cyborgs. Cyborgs are everywhere, multiplying. And many people, cyborged or not, now live in cyborg societies where humans and machines exist symbiotically. 'The Cyborg Handbook' is an initial look at cyborg society and at the range of cyborg technologies, from the restorative and normalizing to the reconfiguring, and enhancing. These technologies can restore some to health and they can prolong horrible deaths, but they can also make humans into more effective killers.