We live in the future. What with tablets/smartphones that look & act like tricorders, a stylus where you draw on them and smart-watches to wear… we are constantly connected. With wearable technology we are human cyborgs.
I know, I know what you are saying: but boredmuse, watches are removable and you only hold smartphones in your hand. It has to at least be grafted to your skin, to call yourself a cyborg. So let’s see what Wikipedia has to say:
According to some definitions of the term, the metaphysical and physical attachments humanity has with even the most basic technologies have already made them cyborgs. In a typical example, a human fitted with a heart pacemaker or an insulin pump (if the person has diabetes) might be considered a cyborg, since these mechanical parts enhance the body’s “natural” mechanisms through synthetic feedback mechanisms. (more)
According to the above, even your parent/grandparent is technically a cyborg. heck it could be you.
Above nitpick aside, we aren’t very far off from a full-fledged cyborg, bionic vision is already being developed, human chip implants have existed for more than a decade and the military is way ahead of the rest.
Fictional technology that should already exist, but doesn’t (according to the lunatic writing this) is: smartphones that are implanted in your wrist which only you;ll be able to see thanks to being directly linked to your visual cortex, being able to share the view or messages with another implant user via synchronizing brainwaves and pf course have safe guards against new forms of viruses to prevent you from shorting out your brain. We might otherwise need section 9.
Still think I’m wrong? have something to add? Tell me in the comments.