If the definition of cyborg is "technology-enhanced human", then in some sense we've always been cyborgs. After all, the "technology" of the spear, of controlled fires and the like are the only reason we made it out of the Ice Age. And as the introductory reading points out, everyone who wears glasses is a cyborg.
And yet, we seem to be on the verge of some far more profound breakthroughs in the way technology aids and affects our daily lives, possibly changing our physical capabilities to things we've only ever seen in superhero movies and altering the very nature of thought.
Come join us as we focus in on what it means to be a cyborg, what sorts of developments are possible and (most importantly) what these developments portend for the way we create, evaluate and judge the meaning of our lives.