The Cyborg

"The cyborg incarnation is outside salvation history. Nor does it mark time on an Oedipal calendar, attempting to heal the terrible cleavages of gender in an oral symbiotic utopia or post-Oedipal apocalypse."

"The cyborg is a creature in a post-gender world; it has no truck with bisexuality pre-Oedipal symbiosis, unalienated labour, or other seductions to organic wholeness through a final appropriation of all the power of the parts into a higher unity. In a sense, the cyborg has no origin story in the Western sense – a final irony since the cyborg is also the awful apocalyptic telos of the 'West's' escalating dominations of abstract individuation, an ultimate self united at last from all dependency, a man in space."

–"A Cyborg Manifesto". Donna Haraway. 1985.