Tuesday, January 25, 2011

cyborgs and space

Manfred Clymes and Nathan Kline co-wrote an essay called "Cyborgs and Space" and published it in Astronautics in 1960. Here's the subtitle-ish lead: "Altering man's bodily functions to meet the requirements of extraterrestrial environments would be more logical than providing an earthly environment for him in space... Artifact-organism systems would extend man's unconscious, self-regulatory controls." Here is a link to the article.