Jonar Nader speaks about cybernetic organisms (cyborgs) and how humans are fusing with machines, whereby humans are using artificial body parts from false teeth to pacemakers. To listen to an excerpt from the radio broadcast, please click on the green play button below.
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Jonar Nader: Humans are not far from being ‘virtual’, themselves. Take a look at cyborgs. ‘Cyborg’ is a term coined in 1950. It came from the science fiction contraction of the words ‘cybernetic organism’ and it is a fusion between human and machine. Yes, we see it in Robocop, and Bladerunner and Terminator movies, but is that so bad and don’t we already have a fusion between humans and machines? Take, for example, the days of false teeth, then we moved into prostheses like hearing aids, pacemakers, hip replacements, knee reconstructions, lazor surgery for eye corrections, a heart transplant, and now using pig parts for transplants. We have silicone breasts, artificial parts, artificial bod. It will get to the point where you will put on your resumè Male 35, 50% artificial.
Host: Wouldn’t that be terrific! You would get a stage where you could trade parts of yourself in and replace them. It is a fascinating world.