The premise of the cyborg infers that posthuman evolution is taking place with every new technology; that the human being is in a constant state of flux, changing shape as technology advances. We are at point X in a continuum of cybernetic evolution, and will continue to evolve according to the pace of technological innovation. Our particular genus is distinct in behaviour from even the cyborg of a decade ago, and the cyborg of 20 years ago is further removed still.
The latest model of cyborg, CY-2010, is of genus electronomad. It shares characteristics and is built on similar tools as its predecessors, but the important additions of mobile technology, WiFi and the cloud have made it more mobile, more agile. It is finding new ways to inhabit and use the city, and the city is adapting to support it. This is a practical mini-guide for designing the cities of today’s cyborg.” —Cities for Cyborgs: 10 Rules | Quiet Babylon