With the start of this millennium, technology has gained quite an importance. Artificial intelligence (AI) renewable energy sources, self-driving cars & machines that make quite easy our life has been developing rapidly. Especially, smart devices (smartphones, computers, wireless headphones) which can use with these developing subjects became an integral part of our life. So, what if we become join together to never leave again, is it impossible?
Now, we can be in the next evolution process which name is Cyborg. Cyborg is a hypothetical person (actually, it is not theoretical anymore.) whose physical abilities have extended. With a more known definition, cyborgs are a half-human and half-robot. It has first defined in the US in the 1960s (1). Some people have argued that we took the first step to Cyborg when we were wearing glasses. But others advocate that glasses aren’t a biomechatronic (science to integrate biology and mechatronics) material. Because there are many discussions, the cyborg term has still not a clear definition.
Every technology development is providing to more recognize the human body. Therefore, scientists are can make new devices that can replace some organs of the human. Although the first step for Cyborg has been thought that prostheses or artificial contact lens, it can assume that molecular machines which get Nobel Chemistry Prize 2016. Molecular machines can be the first step between machines and humans’ mutual life. Because miniaturization of machines facilitates integration with humans, it can be seen that the first serious attempt for cyborgs.
In the future, people can gain advanced features. For instance, they can stronger, faster, and more durable. But how do these advanced features affect their psychology? It is quite an important question. Although machine-human integration provides enormous advantages that include developing people skills and the rise of power, machines do not contribute to human psychology. Thus, humans cannot handle this integration in terms of mental. It can be a significant problem for cyborgs. But it can intervene with advanced artificial intelligence systems, and problems can be solved. When we are looking at the streets, it is impossible not to see human and technological devices together. The almost unbreakable link between the telephone and people forms the basis of cyborg society. Lawyers, engineers, and biologists will have to work together in the formulation of various laws to prevent legal problems encountered as a result of this formation. In the advanced stages of the cyborg transformation, the protection of the social rights of the people who are lacking in this regard and solving the problems that will be brought by the concept of possible cyborg-human inequality will be among the greatest requirements in the world of the future.