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Present-Day Cyborgs and Body Modification

Changing technologies within the past 50 years have given rise to fears of the power of these new technologies. In the movie Blade Runner (based on the book “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick) for example, robots in human form live among the general population and are only distinguishable by their inability to feel emotion. What happens when the line between android and human is blurred? This is where the concept of a cyborg comes into play. A cyborg is a human who has been altered with computer technology either for the purpose of replacing missing parts (think Luke Skywalker’s robotic arm) or make existing parts better (think Terminator, as pictured). Continue reading

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