[ExI] A Cyborg or a transhuman ?

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Fri Jul 20 22:25:01 UTC 2007

On 7/20/07, nvitamore at austin.rr.com <nvitamore at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Can anyone answer the million dollar question:
> What is the difference between a cyborg and a transhum?

A transhum is a what you get when a cyborg doesn't know the words?

But seriously, folks...

A cyborg, or cybernetic organism, is an organism composed of
integrated artificial and natural systems.  So present-day, low-level
cyborgs include humans with cochlear implants, hearing aids, cardiac
or neural pacemakers, eyeglasses, etc.

"Transhuman", on the other hand, is more a reference to a future point
on a trajectory beyond present concepts of humanity than anything that
can be precisely specified.

- Jef

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