1960 – Cyborg – Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

Cyborg FRED FREEMAN MAN REMADE TO LIVE IN SPACE LIFE 1960 x640 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

Painting by FRED FREEMAN, originally appearing in the July 11, 1960 issue of LIFE Magazine.

The creature unreeling an electric cable as he explores a distant planet is a man prepared for  space as some scientists propose. Electrodes and other attachments would control many of the physical functions normally initiated by the brain, such as heart-beat, regulation of body temperature, and breathing. Electrodes planted in the pleasure centers of the brain would help him to pass the tedium of space travel. Dubbed a "Cyborg" (cybernetic organism), he may well exist in the near future for U.S. space agencies have authorised serious research towards his creation. (Time-Mind book)


Extract of interview between Chris Hables Gray and Manfred Clynes
The Cyborg Handbook 1995 – p47

MC: …. Life magazine wrote it up a little later. They had a big article with a picture of the cyborg. Did you know that?

CHG: No. I'll have to find that.
MC: I had a big photograph of that thing hanging on my wall for years.
CHG: Was that 1960?
MC: It must have been very near there.


cyborg life 1 11jul1960 xlarge x640 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

cyborg life 4 11jul1960 xlarge x640 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

Cyborg AmesDailyTribune16jul1963 x640 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

[Source: Ames Daily Tribune 16 Jul 1963.]


Cyborg MiamiNews3May1964 a x640(1) 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

cyborg Miami News 3may1964 b x640 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)


Tomorrows man x640 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

Another Artist's impression of a CYBORG related to Toby Freedman's articles c1960's. [Source: Popular Science Oct 1963 see below for pdf.]


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Cover of The Cyborg Handbook. The must-have book for anyone interested in the history of Cyborgs. 

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Martin Caidin's book Cyborg. The TV series "The Six-Million Dollar Man" was based on this book.


Click on images to see pdf's about Cyborgs.

Life Magazine 2nd Oct 1964

See pdf here cyborg space life 2oct1964 1 x120 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

Where are the Cyborgs in Cybernetics – Kline

See pdf here Capture x120 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

Cyborgs and Space – Astronautics Sept 1960

See pdf here Cyborgs and Space x120 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

The Cyborg Study – Driscoll – NASA

See pdf here Cyborg Study x120 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

The Coming of the Mundane Cyborg – Steven Mentor 

See pdf here Mundane Cyborg x120 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)

Must Tomorrow's Man Look Like This? – Toby Freedman,  Popular Science Oct 1963

See pdf here Tomorrows Man x120 1960   Cyborg   Kline and Clynes (American and Austrian)


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