Cyborgization: Pros and Cons
 Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society
Editor Steven John Thompson
University of Maryland University College, USA
USA, IGI Global
Chapter 6
Liudmila Vladimirovna Baeva

Cyborgization: Pros and Cons

pages 138-150

Abstract

The image of the cyborg in modern society is being formed from the standpoint of modern scientific developments and media culture: the various phenomena of e-culture. The article presents an overview of current research related to understanding the nature of cyborgs, a philosophical analysis of the socio-humanitarian aspects of the process of cyborgization, the arguments pro and contra. The problem of cyborgization considered in the context of transformation of gender, immortality and ethics, etc. Special attention is paid to the study of the image of the cyborg in modern mass culture, from cinema to computer games.