The first cyborgs will arrive with a whimper, not a bang.
We will welcome them, not fear them. We will accept them into our lives.
We will do this because we will be them. And they will be us.
The change will come by degrees. In fact, it has already begun.
Our doctors routinely replace bones and joints with with metal and plastic and carbon fibre. Our paralympic athletes achieve extraordinary physical feats with biomechanical prosthetics. Our soldiers wear movement-enhancing armour and have instant communications projected directly into their vision.
Interesting, but these are hardly quantum leaps towards our cybernetic future. They’re just the next steps down the road.
Gentlemen, we already have the technology.