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Cyborg

Cyborg

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Published by Sunil Pillai

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Published by: Sunil Pillai on Jul 04, 2010
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 ASeminar ReportOn
Prepared by:
Rinal Shah(450)Brijen Shah(445)
 
1.
CYBORG
B
org in
Star Trek: Voyager 
DEFINITI
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The term
cyborg
, a portmanteau of 
cybernetic organism
, isused to designate an organism which is a mixture of organic and mechanical (synthetic) parts. Generally, theaim is to add to or enhance the abilities of an organism byusing technology.
 
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The term was created by Manfred E. Clynes and Nathan S. Kline in 1960 to refer to their conceptionof an enhanced human being who could survive inextraterrestrial environments.
According to some definitions of the term, themetaphysical and physical attachments humanityhas with even the most basic technologies havealready made us cyborgs.
The term
yborg
(a portmanteau of "functional"and "cyborg") was coined by Alexander Chislenkoto differentiate between the cyborgs of sciencefiction and the everyday ways humans extendthemselves using technologies such as contactlenses, hearing aids, and mobile phones.
J
ames Litten coined the term
cyborgation
todescribe the action or process of becoming acyborg.

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