Loosely organized socio-religious group during the middle and late Information Age that believed that human- and machinekind were evolving together toward a common descendant. In some extreme cases (often for sensationalist or publicity-seeking purposes), members adopted mechanistic names or serial numbers to demonstrate their faith in the coming convergence of organic and cybernetic intelligence. As a group they encouraged a proclivity for things technical, with a corresponding traditional lack of social skills. They would later merge with the transhumanist and cosmist movements, many members becoming cyborgs.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 07 October 2001.