Synopses & Reviews
The Cyborg (short for cybernetic organism) is an entity that mixes the mechanic and the organic, for example people who have implanted pacemakers. The Cyborg Handbook is an initial look at cyborg society and at the range of cyborg technologies.
"Cyborg" - short for cybernetic organism - is an entity that mixes the mechanic and the organic, such as a creature that is part human and part machine. The author takes a look at the new "cyborg society" and the effects of it on our culture.
The Cyborg Handbook is an initial look at cyborg society and at the range of cyborg technologies, from the restorative and normalizing to the reconfiguring and enhancing. These technologies can restore some to health and they can prolong horrible deaths, but they can also remake humans into more effective killers. Cyborgs, good, bad, and indifferent, are with us.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 469-477) and index.
Table of Contents
The genesis of cyborg -- The proliferation of cyborgs -- In science and engineering/in space and war -- In medicine -- In the imagination -- The futures of cyborgs -- Cyborg anthropology -- The politics of cyborgs.