This term was coined in popular science-fiction books and films to describe an entity that is a mixture of living tissue and robotic technology. For example the 'Terminator' film includes cyborg villains that are basically robots with living skin.

Nowadays, there are increasing numbers of news stories where a professor or scientist has implanted a 'prosthetic' device into a person, for example an artificial arm or leg powered by nerve signals, or an eye implant connected to the optical nerve that allows limited vision in a blind person. So perhaps 'cyborgs' are slowly becoming a reality.

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