This is an image of one of the beginning stages of in vitro fertilization. I chose this image because I believe it is an example of a cyborg. The book defines a cyborg as a cybernetic organism, part technology and part organism. In vitro fertilization is a process where a doctor physically combines a sperm and egg to be entered into women to potentially create a fetus. I think this is a perfect example of a modern cyborg that has very controversial ideologies in today’s culture. It demonstrates our advancement of medical technology. Essentially, a baby is being made in a petri dish. For those who cannot become pregnant, this is an amazing opportunity that could not have been possible before. On the other hand, it displays the drive for perfection our culture has. For those who have to use sperm or egg donors, they can pick the donors based on superficial genetic aspects. In vitro fertilization is also looked down upon because it is taking a natural event of life that is now performed in a laboratory. I think most cyborgs are controversial because technology is changing so quickly in our culture, and though there are benefits, there are still concerns about the future.