We Are Cyborgs – Part 2


“A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction.” – Donna J. Haraway

In a previous post, I explored the idea of the modern day cyborg. In this post, I will be further exploring sources and example that I will use in my final project. My focus will be examples of real-life cyborgs, as well as technologies that help further the connection between man and machine.

It is important to know that when we talk about the modern cyborg, the merging of man and machine is not always as invasive as the cyborg Neil Harbisson’s specialized electronic eye, a device implanted into his head, but is more likely to take form in a wearable device such Oticon’s Opn hearing aid.

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Oticon has rethought the traditional hearing aid and created a product that is more akin to…

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