One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An expert or habitual user of the Internet.
- ‘When his connection package arrived, the fledgling cybernaut followed the enclosed instructions to the letter - but to no avail.’
- ‘Other news from Camp I, Vernon Tejas reports to all cybernauts out there that the team's pull through the Icefall yesterday was completed in a very timely fashion.’
- ‘Now these grotesque, giant cybernauts shall come face to face with the steadfast resolve of this residual band.’
- ‘Hey there Mountain Zone cybernauts, this is Vern Tejas with Alpine Ascents Denali expedition known as Dalai Lamas.’
- ‘Some cybernauts said they weren't even clear on Zhao's contribution, but were nonetheless indignant at attempts to sweep under the rug the death of a man who played such an important historical role.’
- ‘Greetings cybernauts this is Vern Tejas with Alpine Ascents' 2003 Mt Everest ascent.’
2A person who uses computer technology and sensory devices to experience virtual reality.
1960s (in the senses ‘robot’ and ‘cyborg’): from cyber-, on the pattern of astronaut.
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