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A fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body.
- ‘Stuart himself may indeed be a cyborg, but how can the average person claim this?’
- ‘With small portable devices that function as if they were a true extension of our minds and bodies, we all become cyborgs.’
- ‘Though almost everyone agreed with the manuscript's message, the cyborgs still devastated the human population.’
- ‘As they drew closer, the shadows distinguished themselves as cyborgs and soldiers, although they looked exactly like humans.’
- ‘Someone in one of my classes a few years ago wanted to know if cyborgs feel pain.’
- ‘He walked across the docking bay, stepping over bodies - every one of them human - and the cyborgs followed obediently.’
- ‘Earth Force realises that cyborgs are extremely effective in combat situations’
- ‘Ken's corpse is bought by a mad scientist, who enjoys transforming human bodies into cyborgs.’
- ‘Barry had taken an early interest in all things technological and was forever building spaceships and cyborgs and stuff of that nature.’
- ‘Warwick claims cyborgs will buy us time in the evolutionary race between people and robots.’
- ‘Science fiction portrays robots and cyborgs as making our lives simpler.’
- ‘Join forces with the hero in a battle to prevent mankind's extinction at the cold, steel hands of futuristic cyborgs.’
- ‘More strongly stated, we are and have always been cyborgs, and to be human means to be technological from the earliest of human history.’
- ‘Others fear the creation of soulless cyborgs that make Orwellian predictions look timid.’
- ‘He coasts from near-disaster to near-failure, until finally he is taken as hostage by cyborgs.’
- ‘Salon argues that some diabetics using automated insulin pumps are actually some of the first cyborgs.’
- ‘What struck me most about the book, though, was the sense that this is the first of a new genre: the memoir of people becoming cyborgs.’
- ‘It's an accessible depiction of a lonely cyborg and his dog and Oshii allows you to savour every detail.’
- ‘Its 2032 and the few human beings remaining on Earth co-exist with cyborgs, human spirits inhabiting mechanical bodies, and dolls.’
- ‘There is a real sense in which we are already cyborgs, and have been ever since we became the language and tool using creatures we are.’
1960s: blend of cyber- and organism.
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