From the movies Terminator to Blade Runner, images of cyborgs have captivated many audiences. Yet now, what once was seen as science fiction is apart of everyday scientific explorations. The term cyborg was first introduced in 1948. Today cyborgs are referred to as a human being who is technologically complemented by external or internal devices that supplement or regulate various human body functions.
Cyborgology refers to the development of various types of cyborgs leading to the formation of a cyborg society. Developments in this industry are apart of our everyday lives from pacemakers to prosthetic devices. Cyborgs can refer to an individual who has been altered externally or internally. Thus the future of cyborgology does not just include developing prosthetic arms, but also creating implants that would create superhuman capabilities. When blended with Artificial Intelligence, cyborgology has the capability to make humans immortal. While this seems futuristic, there are current studies taking place to create superhuman capabilities and redefine what it means to be a person.