maEchine (m?-sh?n') Pronunciation Key n. ... 4. An intricate natural system or organism, such as the human body. (Definition from American Heritage Dictionary) If the human body is a machine, then the simple act of having a body makes one a cyborg. Then the only "unmechanized" aspect of ourselves is the conscious. But even our conscious is heavily influenced by outside constructs, namely society. Functionalism is a branch of sociology that sees a society as a complex organism. By belong to any society, which is required for human survival, one needs to accept some basic rules. Much of what we think is based on objective perception is a state of unnatural perception that has been naturalized. From the proper way to act around elders, to our spacial perceptions, everything is influenced. Thus society is a mechanized component of the conscious, making even our thoughts "cybernetic".