Latest By
Category:


Armor
Artificial Intelligence
Biology
Clothing
Communication
Computers
Culture
Data Storage
Displays
Engineering
Entertainment
Food
Input Devices
Lifestyle
Living Space
Manufacturing
Material
Media
Medical
Miscellaneous
Robotics
Security
Space Tech
Spacecraft
Surveillance
Transportation
Travel
Vehicle
Virtual Person
Warfare
Weapon
Work

"...a lot of people find adventure on the Internet. That's their idea of being interactive. My idea of being interactive is going on out and doing it on the street."
- Harlan Ellison

Cyborg  
  A cybernetic organism - man in union with machine  

Steve Austin lost three limbs in a catastrophic crash - can they rebuild him? Using the latest in bionics, scientists were able to replace (and in some cases, augment) his natural legs and arm with mechanical prosthetics that were controlled by Austin's brain, just like his remaining natural human arm.

Steve Austin at this moment was the only true cybernetics organism living. Cyborg, they called him in the laboratories. And whatever his reaction, it was a measure, successful or otherwise, of their theories and labors.
From Cyborg, by Martin Caidin.
Published by Random House in 1972
Additional resources -

When Austin reports that he feels pain in his new legs, it is not phantom limb pain; he really does receive feedback of a sort from the bionic legs.

Compare to the cyborg collar from A Specter is Haunting Texas (1968) by Fritz Leiber, the cyborg pilot from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966) by Robert Heinlein and the cyborg dolphin from Johnny Mnemonic (1981) by William Gibson.

It has also been suggested that the first cyborg story (which did not use the word "cyborg") was The Man Who Was Used Up, a 1839 story by Edgar Allen Poe, about a general who was mostly prosthetics.

The word "cyborg" is a contraction of "cybernetic organism" and was coined in 1960 by Dr. Manfred Clynes for a NASA conference.

Comment/Join this discussion ( 1 ) | RSS/XML | Blog This |

Additional resources:
  More Ideas and Technology from Cyborg
  More Ideas and Technology by Martin Caidin
  Tech news articles related to Cyborg
  Tech news articles related to works by Martin Caidin

Cyborg-related news articles:
  - Your Can-Crushing Bionic Hand Is Ready, Steve Austin

Articles related to Medical
Beat Covid-19 With AIR By MicroClimate - At Last I Get My PAPR
EPR Is Quick, Temporary Biostasis
TytoCare Offers Futuristic Home Care
Would You Swallow An Origami Robot?

Want to Contribute an Item? It's easy:
Get the name of the item, a quote, the book's name and the author's name, and Add it here.

<Previous
Next>

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

 

 

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

More News

Salto Jumping Robot Now Sticks Landing!
'Lucky touched the leap knob and the hopper's leg retracted.'

Gyroscopic Median-Straddling Mass Transit Vehicles
'It was among these leviathans that the little gyrocar was daring to thrust its puny self...'

Bigrating Laser Beam-Riding Light Sail Is Self-Correcting
'That sail will be twenty thousand miles at the wide part.'

ISS Astronauts Test Estee Lauder 'Advanced Night Repair' Skin Serum
'Out in the New Moon, just ask for what you want...'

LG Wing Twisting Smartphone Might Be Fun
'A polycarbon screen unfurled...'

Mushroom Coffin Returns You To Nature, Naturally
'She touched the leaf. She was wanted.'

Will ATT Offer Ad-Subsidized Cellphone Service
'For long-distance calls the ratio of commercial to conversation was as high as 10 to 1...'

Gyro-X Self-Balancing Two-Wheeler Car
'Indeed, the gyrocar was a sight to make a man look twice.'

Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition OLED TV
The Look of Things To Come.

More SF in the News

More Beyond Technovelgy

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.