“The understanders of the future will not be humans but what I choose to call 'Cyborgs' that will have designed and built themselves." - that’s according to British futurologist James Lovelock.
Should we be worried? Apparently not, as the cyborgs would be so superior to us that humans would be seen the way we view plants. Hey, we’ll take irrelevance over enslavement.
Coined in 1960, the term ‘cyborg’ blends ‘cybernetic’ with ‘organism’ to represent a sentient being that is both organic and biomechatronic. So, how close are we to raising an army? In current prosthetic applications, scientists have already developed a cyborg leg for amputees. And, since 2004, British artist Neil Harbission has had a cyborg antenna in his head which allows him to see beyond the human visual spectrum of colours.