Cybernetics and Medical Science
The term Cybernetics is defined as the science of body and mind. It is widely accepted by the medical world that any kind of disease is rooted in the mind and body. If we can enhance our body and mind, we can be free from suffering.
From a cybernetic society the concept of human augmentations will arise. Some will go for re-programming, others will turn to genetic engineering and some will seek mechanical augmentation. Human augmentation is closely related to cybernetics, they are synonymous terms.
- Cybernetics is basically a branch of medicine that deals with the manipulation of any part of the body, be it the nervous system, or the skeletal structure, through the use of electrical or magnetic energy.
- This energy can be produced by radio frequency waves, optical and electromagnetic radiation and also by other kinds of energy such as those produced by light, heat, sound, and chemicals. A person will have a bioelectricity. The cells which are controlled and have a bioelectricity are called neurons, or neuro-cells.
- Neurons are connected to each other by synapses, and if we can increase the number of these synapses then we can improve the efficiency of the neuron, thus creating more energy. In order to transfer energy efficiently and reliably we have the use of transistors. In a similar way in a cybernetic society the neurons and transistors will be replaced by quantum computers.
- There are different types of brain surgeries that may be done for the enhancement of human augmentations. They may be implants, the injection of fluid, some will be electrocuted while performing the surgery and the patients may suffer from swelling or even bleeding. Some surgeries may require the patient to suffer from the injuries for many months before the process is completed.
- Also human augmentation surgeries are done in cyberspace and can be performed with the use of computers, and it is also possible to perform surgery using cybernetic implants. Cybernetic technologies can be used to implant the nerve cells into the body and transfer them to places that require them and where the nerve cells are needed.
- It can be argued that since cybernetics is mostly performed in the virtual world, it would make sense to conduct the surgery within the virtual world. If the surgeon can control his cybernetic implant within the virtual world, then the surgeon can be safe while performing the surgery.
- In the cybernetic world, technology can be used to stimulate the brains of people and they can be able to read their minds. These “computer-brain” implants will allow the surgeon to read the thoughts of the patient, and the surgeons will be able to know what kind of thoughts they are reading, their likes and dislikes, intentions, dreams and ambitions.
- While doing the surgery, the surgeon will be able to choose the areas where the human body is thinning and it is time to re-program the brain to use an alternative brainwave. The implant will be able to control the brain wave of the patient, and it will help the patient to realize a better life. The brain can be reprogrammed to eliminate any kind of negative mental images or negative thoughts that the patient is having and create a positive mental state of mind.
- The importance of cybernetic science can be seen in the increase in demand for brain surgeries and the associated medical costs. In the cybernetic world the surgeons will be able to read the minds of the patients, and they will be able to alter the patients’ minds in a way that will make them understand things in a better way.
- Cyborgs will be able to do almost anything that we do. They will be able to perform all the functions of a human being and they will not feel any difference. Human augmentation will be a scientific and logical way of enhancing human beings and will provide them with a variety of benefits.
Future cyborgs will be able to talk, live and eat. They will be able to listen to music, watch television, and play games. They will also be able to learn and retain information better.
The Connection Between Cybernetics and Cyborg Technologies
The debate over whether cyborg technologies and the relationship between biotechnology and cybernetics will yield positive and negative outcomes has heated up recently. Many futurists believe the change to medical science will be rapid, resulting in a range of outcomes that could bring positive or negative results. As more research is done and more discoveries are made, the discussion becomes more relevant. How will medical science react to cybernetics and biotechnology?
So how do we understand the connection between cybernetics and cyborg technologies? First, we must define both terms. Although there are many definitions of either term, they all mean something very similar:
Cybernetics refers to the study of the human body. It includes subjects such as the nervous system, the circulatory system, the skin, and more. However, it is much broader than just these organs. Medical science has expanded into cyborg technology because of its more reach. It uses technology such as nanobots and electronic brain implants to enhance human functionality.
Transhumanism is a movement which has recently been developing in medical science. It focuses on the notion that the human body can be enhanced with technology in a number of ways. This may include cognitive enhancement, physical enhancements, and some are considering new technologies for pharmacological means.
With cyborg technologies, the question becomes how medical science will react to transhumanism. Will cybernetics be included in the treatment plan? Or is it already done? What kind of effect will this have on medical science?
A major concern for many experts is the integration of cybernetics with other technologies to provide personal benefits. This is a growing concern, which can potentially lead to the reduction of human life. Forinstance, medical science might want to integrate the cybernetic systems in soldiers and other military personnel in order to improve their performance and save lives.
Since so many people are unsure about the connection between cybernetics and transhumanism, many would rather avoid cybernetics altogether, especially if it involves using some form of nanobots. However, if the inclusion of transhumanism is taken too far, the inclusion of cybernetics will become more relevant.
Aside from the fact that human enhancement will be a large part of medical science, it will also be one of the more effective methods of relieving diseases. Because of this, there is no reason why the two shouldn’t be used together. After all, the development of technology is almost unstoppable.
Of course, that’s not to say that the technology isn’t flawed, even if it is considered to be positive. When it comes to the human body, cyborg technologies will most likely provide a degree of potential abuse, as well as lack of human self-control. This is a threat to the future of medicine and to the human race.
As technology continues to advance, the discussion over the relationship between cyborg technologies and medical science will continue to heat up. In the future, it may be necessary to explore what is next and what are the ramifications of integrating technological enhancements into humans. Only time will tell.
Because cybernetics and transhumanism are still quite new to medical science, it is unlikely that this debate will ever end. On the one hand, the human body is beginning to be experimented on to the point where it can barely control itself. On the other hand, the importance of cybernetics and transhumanism for medicine cannot be denied.
In the end, cybernetics and cyborg technologies are the future. Hopefully they will always be integrated as soon as possible.