...a bionic human.
...a human being whose body has been taken over in whole or in part by electromechanical devices; "a cyborg is a cybernetic organism"
...a person who is part machine, a robot who is part organic; a robot who has an organic past
..Cyborgs are cybernetic organisms The term cyborg itself was coined in the 1960s by space scientist Manfred Clynes.
.. [cyber- + organism] a person [or animal] whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal limitations, [or are controlled,] by elements implanted into the body
..A living organism that is part animal and part machine.
...An entity which incorporates a machine as an integral part of its structure. May be pictured as a robot with a person inside it who completely controls the robot and uses it to amplify and simulate his individual powers.
The cyborg manifesto
"The main trouble with cyborgs, of course, is that they are the illegitimate offspring of militarism and patriarchal capitalism, not to mention state socialism. But illegitimate offspring are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins. Their fathers, after all, are inessential. [P.151]"
Cybernetics as a system of control through coding: “Communications sciences and modern biologies are constructed by a common move—the translation of the world into a problem of coding, a search for a common language in which all resistance to instrumental control disappears and all heterogeneity can be submitted to disassembly, reassembly, investment, and exchange.”(164)