What is a cyborg?

 

The word cyborg is made up of the words cybernetic and organism. A cyborg is a living being, typically, but not necessarily human, that has been enhanced with cybernetics. Cybernetics could be any system of electro-mechanical or robotic components. Imagine a cyborg with the strength of a robot and the brain of a human. this being would possess creativity, problem solving abilities, brute strength and speed. some famous cyborgs from literature, television, and the movies are shown in a gallery near the bottom of this webpage.

Cyborgs, present and past

2014-2015

2013-2014

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Here are PICTURES OF cyborgs from last year's class trip to mo ranch.

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Here are some famous cyborgs from POP CULTURE.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Darth Vader, from the Star Wars movies is likely the most famous cyborg.

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker became a cyborg when he received a cybernetic hand.

Iron Man

Iron Man

Johnny reminded me that Iron Man is a cyborg too. The arc reactor in Tony Stark's chest qualify him as a cybernetic organism.

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Lobot from Star Wars (thanks Jack!)

RoboCop

RoboCop

Super Human Cyborg Law Enforcer

Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget

Animated Clumsy Dim-witted Cyborg Detective

The Tin Woodman

The Tin Woodman

Nick Chopper became the Tin Woodman in L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Six Million Dollar Man

The Six Million Dollar Man

A former astronaut with bionic implants (total cost $6,000,000). When I was 10 this was the coolest show on TV.

Cinder

Cinder

Cinder is the cyborg heroine from the novel of the same name, the first novel in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles.

The Bionic Woman

The Bionic Woman

This was a spin-off of The Six Million Dollar Man. A tennis pro received bionic implants and fought crime.

General Grievous

General Grievous

General Grievous from Star Wars movies, cartoons, and books.

Doctor Octopus

Doctor Octopus

Doctor Octopus, from the Spider Man comics and movies is a super-villain with cybernetic limbs.

Borg

Borg

Borg from Star Trek are cybernetic organisms functioning as drones of the collective.

Geordi LaForge

Geordi LaForge

Geordi LaForge from Start Trek the Next Generation

The gallery below shows the choices for our advisory poster. Please choose the cyborg you would like to use on the poster.

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