cyborgs - HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION THROUGH CYBORGS...

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HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION THROUGH CYBORGS PRESENTED BY: D.SRIKANTH, B.VINAY INF-3/4, INF-3/4 [email protected] [email protected] No: 9949194636 no: 9966464069 KAKATIYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE, Warangal
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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. Some theorists cite such modifications as contact lenses, hearing aids, or intraocular lenses as examples of fitting humans with technology to enhance their biological capabilities; however, these modifications are no more cybernetic than would be a pen, a wooden leg, or the spears used by chimps to hunt vertebrates. Cochlear implants that combine mechanical modification with any kind of feedback response are more accurately cyborg enhancements. The prefix "cyber" is also used to address human-technology mixtures in the abstract. 1 . Introduction A cyborg is a cybernetic organism ( i.e. , an organism that is a self-regulating integration of artificial and natural systems). The term was coined in 1960 when Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline used it in an article about the advantages of self-regulating human-machine systems in outer space. [1] D. S. Halacy's Cyborg: Evolution of the Superman in 1965 featured an introduction by Manfred Clynes, who wrote of a "new frontier" that was "not merely space, but more profoundly the relationship between 'inner space' to 'outer space' -a bridge. ..between mind and matter." [2] The cyborg is often seen today merely as an organism that has enhanced abilities due to technology, [3] but this perhaps oversimplifies the category of feedback. 2. FEATURES OF CYBORG: Personality : Cyborgs are generally either military personell or those who wish to prolong their lives and drastically improve their capabilities without completely sacrificing their natural body. They tend to have somewhat superior attitudes towards others, including cybers and androids. They are fairly more daring and outgoing than others because they have so much more going for them. Physical Description : Cyborgs are creatures that have replaced their secondary arm, hip, and leg, their primary forearm, hand, shin, and foot, plus their left upper torso with cybernetics. They also have a cybernetic plate on the left side of their face that runs down the neck to the shoulder this plate includes a cybernetic eye and ear. In addition, they have a cybernetic spine. Their augmentations and the genetic manipulation that is required for them to fully integrate with the augmentations allow them to generally live three times as long as normal and some have reportedly been able to stop the aging processes. Cyborgs can be left or right handed.
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