A cyborg is someone who uses parts which were not originally with him or her to achieve things.
I’m a cyborg because I use the web to achieve thing I would not normally do. I can say more examples of today’s cyborgs:
- A “normal” person that is always using technology, for instance, a mobile phone in order to send messages, communicate ideas or just talk with other people.
- A person with some kind of disability, who needs a special device to use a computer, or just not a device, instead uses a normal computer with special software that helps this person do daily tasks.
- Another cyborg could be the average blogger, wiki editor or just social network user, a person that, without this device, would not socialize in the same way with people around him.
All these scenarios get enabled by web 2.0 because the technologies that are used to make them possible make the access to technology possible for different kind of people.Web 2.0 enables people; these people would never be able to do things without web 2.0, so it is kind of a prothesis to them.
Web 2.0 empowers them to do what they want and never dared.
A video to see cyborgs in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSnXE2791yg