Cyborgs Essays

  • Planet Cyborg

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    Planet Cyborg Since the beginning of civilization, the concept of a super-human has fascinated our species. Whether imagined as a semi-god, super-hero, or monster, the vision of some superior yet human-like being never seems to die out through time. An equal, if not more of a plausibility than artificial intelligence is the emergence of a sub-species of humans enhanced with artificial or computerized limbs, organs, and capabilities. Fundamentally, however, an increase in cyborg technology

  • Frankenstein as a Modern Cyborg?

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    Frankenstein as a Modern Cyborg? The creature ("demon") created by Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus occupies a space that is neither quite masculine nor quite feminine, although he is clearly both created as a male and desires to be in the masculine role. Judith Halberstam describes this in-between-ness as being one of the primary characteristics of the Gothic monster--being in a space that's not easily classified or categorized, and therefore being

  • The Future of Cyborgs

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    The Future of Cyborgs Terminator and Bladerunner, portrayed cyborgs or cybernetic organisms as creatures of destruction. Are they really as horrible as the movies make them out to be? They can be more useful than perceived; it is necessary to first perfect the technology involved in creating and operating them. In this paper, I will describe how these cyborgs work and how they are portrayed in the movies. Furthermore, I will explain the helpful ways that they are expected to perform in the future

  • The History and Future of Cyborgs

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    co-author Nathan Kline as first coining the phrase "Cyborg" in a story called "Cyborgs and Space" published in Astronautics (September 1960). The term was used to describe a human being augmented with technological "attachments". In popular fiction author Martin Caidin wrote the sci-fi fiction novel 'Cyborg' in 1978, later adapted in the 1973 television series "The six million dollar man". In this time, music also played a role in the popularizing the Cyborg - with an entire generation being familiar

  • What Cyborg Are You?

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    integration. We now have artificial limbs, man-made blood vessels and even micro-chips in our brains. In A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century, a well-known essay published in the late twentieth century, Donna Haraway developed the notion of Cyborg. She states that there is no actual boundary among “human”, “animal”, and “machine”. She defines cyborg as “a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as

  • Cyborg Research Papers

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    are drugs turning us into Cyborgs What does it mean to be a cyborg? A cyborg is a being that is both organic and inorganic. Cyborg embodiment can refer to anything that uses technology or biological changes a being. Referring to humans, it is the use of technology for which it enhances or improves one’s normal functions. This term “cyborg” was created by Manfred Clynes and it is a combination of the two words cybernetic and organism . When most people hear the term cyborg the first thing that comes

  • A Cyborg Manifesto By Donna J. Haraway

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    group; they feel understood or loved and relate to others in that group. In the essay, “A Cyborg Manifesto,” by Donna J. Haraway, she claims that people are actually cyborgs. According to her, By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs. The cyborg is our ontology; it gives us our politics. The cyborg is a condensed image of both imagination and material reality, the two joined centers

  • Andy Clark's Natural-Born Cyborgs

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    Andy Clark, in Natural-Born Cyborgs, offers an extended argument that technology’s impact on and intertwining with ordinary biological human life is not to be feared, either psychologically or morally. Clark offers several key concepts towards his line of reasoning. Clark argues that a human being thinks and reasons based on the biological brain and body dynamically linked with the culture and technological tools transparently accessible to the human. This form of thinking and reasoning develops

  • Haraway’s A Cyborg Manifesto

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    Donna J. Haraway’s "A Cyborg Manifesto Haraway’s provocative proposal of envisioning the cyborg as a myth of political identity embodies the search for a code of displacement of "the hierarchical dualisms of naturalized identities" (CM, 175), and thus for the breakdown of the logic of phallogocentrism and of the unity of the Western idealized self. Haraway defines the cyborg as "a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of

  • Restorative and Enhancement Cyborgs in Modern Medicine

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    I am a cyborg; today we live in a world of cyborgs. This makes statements such as these much more common. In the past cyborgs were consider freaks of nature and were one in a billion. Recently our society is has become no longer worried with whether you are a cyborg or not but rather what type of cyborg you are. Cyborg technologies have invaded nearly every aspect of our lives, including technologies such as vaccination, insulin pump, artificial organs, etc. For decades, cyborgs have been exclusively

  • Cyborg Imagination in the Age of Electronic Incunabula

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    Cyborg Imagination in the Age of Electronic Incunabula In Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray argues that we live in an age of electronic incubabula. Noting that it took fifty years after the invention of the printing press to establish the conventions of the printed book, she writes, "The garish videogames and tangled Web sites of the current digital environment are part of a similar period of technical evolution, part of a similar struggle for the conventions of coherent communication" (28)

  • Pros and Cons of Becoming a Cyborg: Trading Flesh for Metal

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    Pros and Cons of Becoming a Cyborg: Trading Flesh for Metal Since the beginning of time, man has attempted to avoid the inevitable. In his endless pursuit of perfection, man has tried to dodge the grim reaper. Death is certain; life is not. Yet through technological interventions, man is attempting to be godlike and live eternally. Through these same interventions, man is becoming transformed into a cyborg. Currently, the technology has not arrived so that a man will be able to have more

  • The Importance Of Prosthetic Devices

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    Our local Colorado Orthotics and Prosthetics Service’s say “Prosthetic devices also offer a better quality of life for those who have had an amputation, and that there are replacement hands that can grasp items and allow patients to perform everyday tasks with greater ease.” They also assert that, “Artificial legs can help patients walk again without the use of a wheelchair.” Any prosthetic can help a patient live fuller and a more productive life than they might otherwise experience, but with every

  • Drawing The Boundaries Of The Ethical Self

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    ecology. The paper then presents an alternative manner of thinking about the ethical self which avoids some of the philosophical difficulties of the foregoing views. This alternative draws on the recent work by Val Plumwood and Donna Haraway. Haraway's cyborg identity is a kind of self-in-relation (Plumwood's term) which allows for ethical deliberations that take relations with others seriously without losing individuality in problematic holism (as deep ecology does). Self-in-relation is defined by the

  • The Importance Of Prosthetics In Sports

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    In sports, there are always rules and regulations to what an athlete can ingest or use. They create these rules and regulations so competitors don 't have a physical or psychological advantage over their competition. These restrictions usually pertain to illegal drugs and substances that would give that athlete a boost in their performance. I personally agree with José Luís Pérez Triviño, a senior lecturer in philosophy of law, who believes technological developments, as well as many minor substances

  • An Analysis Of The Cyberpunk Anime Film Ghost In The Shell

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    technologies. This paper aims to use the idea of the cyborg as a means to explore the urban condition and draws upon analysis in the cyberpunk genre to examine the role of technology in defining and conceptualizing the city. I will analyze the cyberpunk anime film Ghost in the Shell, where individual’s use of technology have been developed to the extent where technologies of communication and control have integrated and reconfigured the body (cyborg), to gain insight on new technologi... ... middle

  • The Development of Biomedical Implants and Prosthetics

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    Since mankind has appeared on Earth, we have constantly been evolving. Around 50 thousand years ago making their journey out of Africa humans took a great leap forward in their development, evolving physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. With diverse civilizations and cultures created in the wake of human advancement. Our natural interest in innovation and technology has shaped our culture and our perception of each other and the world around us. Advancements in biomedical science

  • A Cyborg Manifesto

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    Donna Haraway’s 1984 “A Cyborg Manifesto” is an enduring essay unceasingly analyzed, critiqued, and adored by scholars and students. The piece, in which Haraway uses the cyborg as a metaphor to scrutinize hegemonic problems and refuse the binary, claims that “the boundary between science fiction and social reality is an optical illusion.” In other words, like the cyborg who cannot distinguish whether it is a machine or an organism, in society there is no difference between male and female; rich

  • Sci-fI Films

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    In this essay I am going to discuss about the topic: “Science fiction often plays off the real against the artificial, either in the form of humans versus non-human (androids, cyborgs, synthetics), or the world versus the non-world (cyberspace, inner-space, intentional space)”. I have chosen the films “The Matrix” and “Bicentennial Man” An explosion in information access and exchange is fueling the Information Superhighway that was created as a result of the computer revolution. If technology

  • Cyborg Theory

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    limit. She uses a lot of different theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability to better support her envisions that there is a new future for the crip. Kafer’s book goes against normalization and