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Cyborg Technology: A Quiet Revolution

Jaya Pradha Dhandapani

Keywords : Cyborg, Human, Science and technology

Citation Information : Dhandapani JP. Cyborg Technology: A Quiet Revolution. 2019; 12 (4):96-99.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12133

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Cyborg technology is one among the new scientific achievements takes humankind to next level. Cyborgs are machine that has inner metallic endoskeleton and outer living tissue. The history of cyborg technology dates back to 1960.1 Two NASA scientists named Nathan Kline and Manfred Clynes were the first to coin the term Cyborg.2 Their vision is to enhance mankind survival in an extraterrestrial environment. Cyborg has been divided into two types such as convenient cyborg and conditional cyborg.2 The main difference between the cyborg and robot is, a cyborg is a part of living beings but robot is a nonliving automated machine. The incorporation of cyborg technology in humans includes hearing color, the luke arm, visualizing light, hand gripping and artificial eyes. Example of such technology was first witnessed in the movie Star Wars and currently it is used as a prosthetic for humans in order to create the touch sense and to help in their normal day-to-day life.3 Scope in cyborg technological development such as computer-controlled smart limbs, nanomedicine, uploading the brain and invisibility technology.4 It has both advantages and disadvantages but hope in future this will bring a quiet revolution in technology advancement and upgrade human to next level.5


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