Cyborgs are the union between cybernetics and organisms.Since both are in exponential evolution the definition of cyborg is also in constant change. We define cyborgism as the different types of relationships between technology and organisms.
"WE ARE NOW FREE TO DESIGN HOW TO PERCEIVE REALITY"
We believe that everyone should perceive the world as they wish. And this platform exists to give you the tools to become who you seek to be by expanding your senses and/or abilities as you please.
IT'S TIME FOR TRANS-SPECIES TO COME OUT OF THE CLOSET.
We all have a relationship with technology. Here we are going to help you throughout the process of understanding what kind of relationship you want to have.
There are lot of people that are in the cyborg closet. They feel like technology but their body isn't yet. Some people have a psychological relation and don’t feel the need to go though further transformation.
What kind of ability do you want to enhance? Or what kind of new sense do you want to develop? Is the tech you need already available? Do you need an implant?
However, to do so there are a few concepts and things that you should know before you embark on your transformation, for example the difference between senses and abilities.
Our goal here is to give you tools and information to help you through the process. We will be here to asses you through all moments, we have developed a database with references and tools and at any given time you can access our community forum where you can talk to other people who identify as a cyborg, exchange experiences and also upload your solutions and creations.
There are different types of human-technology relationships. Keep in mind that there is a difference between technology that allows you to know things and the technology that allows you to feel things.
You can choose to either have a new sense or ability. The difference between both concepts are: Ability is the skill to do something, for example the ability to speak. A sense, however, is the perceptions of a given stimuli, for example hearing is a sense.
One other important concept is the difference between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Artificial Sense (AS). In AI the intelligence is created by the machine itself, whereas in AS the stimuli is gathered by the technology but the intelligence is created by the human. Knowing if you want to have AI or AS will help you find the more adequate tech to fulfill your goal, and by doing so become technology.
“But how can I think about a new sense that I can’t sense?” - you might be thinking. On our database you will find several examples of animal senses and abilities that humans don’t have, and that can be a great reference point from where to start your research. Also you can think about things in the world that you would like to have a closer relationship to, for example the wind or tides.
Or even brainstorm about new abilities and senses not present in nature.
Once you have found something that really resonates with what you are searching for, its time to see if there is any existing technology to achieve that, for now it doesn’t matter if the tech is not ready to be implanted on your body, we have a few steps of prototyping and adapting before you get to this point.
During your research you might not find the exact technology for what you are looking for, don’t worry. Our community is here to back you up, try connecting with other likeminded people to see how they have overcome these kind of difficulties, and also try to find specialists in the field of your interest to help you develop this tech.
Once you have the tech it's time to start prototyping. Head to our DIY session were you will find a step-by-step about how you should approach this phase. First making the technology wearable, testing, improving it and then finally implanting it.
WAYS WE RELATE WITH TECHNOLOGY
When you understand technology as a part of yourself, it probably means you have a psychological relationship with technology. which of the following sentences are YOU MOST likely to say: “My phone is RUNNING out of battery” or “I Am RUNNING out of battery”?
When you wear a device as a way to extend your perception of reality, that means you have a wearable relationship with technology. You are using technology as an extension oF your body OR MIND but not in a permanent way.
A biological relationship with technology happens when you are physically merged with technology, FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU'VE HAD TECHNOLOGY SURGICALLY IMPLANTED AND YOUR BIOLOGICAL BODY HAS CHANGED.
Neurological relation happens when you have extended your senses or abilities in such way that it has rewired your brain. YOUR MIND HAS AcceptED the new input as part of your natural perception.