One idea that I found interesting in this week’s lecture was Roger Launius’ suggestion that we are already well on our way towards becoming cyborgs. I had not previously considered that glasses, medications, and hip replacements change humans to the extent that they can be classified as cyborgs. While these things do not completely turn people into biomechanical creatures, they definitely provide critical services that the human body cannot always provide. I wonder where the line between human and cyborg can be drawn. We accept the aforementioned technologies as normal parts of our lives, but how many alterations can a human body undergo before it loses its societally recognized status as human? Is there a human-cyborg-robot gradation, or will someone one day be classified as a cyborg or a robot based on specific mechanical changes? In the future, will the definition of human include more biomechanical enhancements? These questions will undoubtedly be answered as biomechanical technology advances, likely out of necessity due to global warming, nuclear warfare, or some other situation that makes it harder for humans to survive on Earth. If the money is available, these “advancements,” which will likely not be universally considered “better,” could change the human body so it can live on some other planet, on Earth in its altered state, or possibly both. Time will tell how cyborgian the human race will become.