When scientist Manfred Clynes first coined the term “cyborg,” it was nothing more than a vision for what was to come. 56 years later, that vision has now come to life. Today, cyborgs walk among us and, no, they’re not out to assimilate us or use our bodies for spare parts. Quite the contrary!
As a result, new companies are arising that are taking advantage of this relatively new development. Not to exploit the growing community of cyborgs, but to help raise awareness about them and provide the technology they need to maintain their way of life, e.g. the Cyborg Age Alliance Corporation.
“Cyborg Age is dedicated to educate, inform, entertain, philosophize, and support those in need of cyborg technology. We intend to raise awareness about potential benefits and pitfalls of cyborg technology and address a greater social consciousness about the melding of human and machine.”
– Theresa E. Piekarski, Founder and CEO
Photo Credit: Cyborg Age
For now, the funding goal is only set at $500, whereby the money will be used as individual grants “to only the top scientific research organizations working to put cutting edge medical technology into the hands of patients who need it.” If you’d like to chip in, head on over to their page and donate.
As noted on their main website, the age of the cyborg is finally here. There exist many variances of cyborgs throughout the world and the population is only increasing thanks to grassroots-based organizations like Grindhouse Wetware, Dangerous Things, and Cyborg Nest. With the formation of the Cyborg Age Alliance Corporation, having someone to fight in the interests of cyborgism was just made a little bit easier. After all, considering recent events that have been made aware of here on Serious Wonder, there is a very real possibility that the future might not be a welcoming one for the growing population of cyborgs. And if that’s truly the case, then we’ll need as many people fighting for them and their interests as possible.