Cybernetic Organism

 
cyborgs us

Cyborg

Are we already Cyborg? The short answer is yes, but most of us are Cybernetic Organisms by our use of the Internet to gain access to, and manage, digital information. Increasingly so… Every day, we bring more technology into our lives, leveraging the electronic energy to amplify and broaden our abilities..

Cybernetic Organisms. Cyborgs are what we are when we network via the Internet Protocol. The Internet Protocol Cybernetic Organism that is the Internet.

A cyborg, short for “cybernetic organism“, is a being with both organic and artificial parts. See for example biomaterials and bioelectronics. The term was coined in 1960 when Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline used it in an article about the advantages of self-regulating human-machine systems in outer space.[1] D. S. Halacy’s Cyborg: Evolution of the Superman in 1965 featured an introduction which spoke of a “new frontier” that was “not merely space, but more profoundly the relationship between ‘inner space’ to ‘outer space’ – a bridge…between mind and matter.”[2]

The beginning of Cyborg creation began when HCI (human-computer interaction) began. There is a clear distinction between the human and computerized technology in HCI, which differs from cyborgs in that cyborgs act out human functions.

The term cyborg is often applied to an organism that has enhanced abilities due to technology,[3] though this perhaps oversimplifies the necessity of feedback for regulating the subsystem. The more strict definition of Cyborg is almost always considered as increasing or enhancing normal capabilities. While cyborgs are commonly thought of as mammals, they might also conceivably be any kind of organism and the term “Cybernetic organism” has been applied to networks, such as road systems, corporations and governments, which have been classed as such. The term can also apply to micro-organisms which are modified to perform at higher levels than their unmodified counterparts. It is hypothesized that cyborg technology will form a part of the future human evolution.

Fictional cyborgs are portrayed as a synthesis of organic and synthetic parts, and frequently pose the question of difference between human and machine as one concerned with morality, free will, and empathy. Fictional cyborgs may be represented as visibly mechanical (e.g. the Cybermen in the Doctor Who franchise or The Borg from Star Trek); or as almost indistinguishable from humans (e.g. the Terminators from the Terminator films, the “Human” Cylons from the re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica etc.) The 1970s television series The Six Million Dollar Man featured one of the most famous fictional cyborgs, referred to as a bionic man; the series was based upon a novel by Martin Caidin entitled Cyborg. Cyborgs in fiction often play up a human contempt for over-dependence on technology, particularly when used for war, and when used in ways that seem to threaten free will. Cyborgs are also often portrayed with physical or mental abilities far exceeding a human counterpart (military forms may have inbuilt weapons, among other things).

 

IP Cyborg Scan

(StartPage: Semi-Anon WWW Search)
The Guardian – July 27th, 2015 The letter, presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence [...]
Mon, Jul 27, 2015
I P CybOrg
eye implant
Outer Places – July 21st, 2015 Are we on our way to bionic replacement organs? British scientists have just [...]
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
Cyborgs US
eye implant 2
Outer Places – July 21st, 2015 Are we on our way to bionic replacement organs? British scientists have [...]
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
I P CybOrg
cyborgs us
Outer Places – July 21st, 2015 cyborgs us Did we just get one step closer to the singularity? Chinese [...]
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
Cyborgs US
Cyborg brain
Outer Places – July 21st, 2015 Did we just get one step closer to the singularity? Chinese researchers [...]
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
I P CybOrg
optigenetics
Outer Places – July 21st, 2015 optigenetics Is immortality within our reach? Maybe not yet, but we are definitely trying. While [...]
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
Cyborgs US
optigenetics
Outer Places – July 21st, 2015 optigenetics Is immortality within our reach? Maybe not yet, but we are definitely trying. While [...]
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
I P CybOrg
Transparent-Graphene-Electrodes
Science Daily – July 20, 2015 A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the [...]
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
Cyborgs US
Transparent-Graphene-Electrodes-on-skin-590x330
Science Daily – July 20, 2015 A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave [...]
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
I P CybOrg
cyborgs us
I09 – July 20th 2015 cyborgs us The prospect of uploading your brain into a supercomputer is an exciting one — your [...]
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
Cyborgs US

 

 

 Posted by at 8:51 pm