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cyborg

(sī′bôrg′)
n.
An organism, often a human, that has certain physiological processes enhanced or controlled by mechanical or electronic devices, especially when they are integrated with the nervous system.
A hypothetical term for a person with bionic and/or cybernetic replacement parts that may have capabilities that the original biological components did not—e.g., increased strength, telescopic vision, etc.
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The cosmic Christ that spans the universe is the Christ that is present in all bodies, (79) humans, nonhumans, and therefore even cyborgs.
In science-fiction scenarios, a cyborg is usually alien and inhuman.
7) Significantly, despite frequent overt attempts to reinforce gender binaries as an inevitable, "natural" principle of human identity (and thus by extension cyborg identity), the sexing and gendering of cyborgs also serves to underscore the constructed and arbitrary nature of gender roles, sexual orientation and sex.
In case anyone gets the wrong idea a cyborg is a combination of machine and living organism, which means anyone with a pacemaker, artifical joint, limb, drug implant system, implanted corneal lens or artificial skin is technically a cyborg.
In fact, Wittig's belief that the lesbian figure stands outside the sphere of both the male and female gender comes intimately close to Haraway's beliefs about cyborgs being in a 'world without gender'.
She claims it is both a description of our current situation (we are all already cyborgs simply by virtue of existing in the information age) and 'a fiction mapping our social and bodily reality', a template for new, strategic subjectivity.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as a cyborg in "Terminator: Genisys.
Un tel destin de cyborg fait pour lui figure d'aboutissement.
According to the report, Itskov has mapped out several key steps to be a cyborg, with the first step, called Avatar A, which is due in 2020, involving a person controlling a robotic human replica via a brain-machine interface (BMI), a technology that already exists today.
Professor Kevin Warwick, an expert in cyborg technology, will explain the radical plans while delivering a talk at the city's Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) tonight.
Maintaining this doubled historical focus, each chapter anchors Enlightenment man-machines and postmodern cyborgs in the political, medical, and technological discourses of their times.
There is more to the subject like steroids, blood doping, prosthesis and body modification that should be included within cyborgs in sports.