Humans are rather unique amongst civilized species: Unlike others, which merely use their technology at their own leisure, humans are, in a sense, bound together with our earliest inventions like language, approaching the nature of a cyborg of sorts
I have been wondering, how exactly does this relate to our status amongst civilized species (that status being that of the most advanced). Is it a prerequisite of high technology, an inevitable symptom thereof, or something unrelated to our advancement? Or is the reality somewhere in-between these options?
I don’t think all humans are cyborg. From what I recall, a cyborg is a human (or a sapient individual in Thrive’s case) whose body is partially technological. For instance, if you have a robotic leg or arm, then you are a cyborg. If you don’t, you’re just a normal human. If you have a neural implant, you are a cyborg. If you don’t, you’re not.
I’m 80% sure that cats are too. They literally manipulated humans for generations to get us to feed and house them for free, even dogs had a use when we were taming them, cats just showed up and demanded food and shelter and we were like, “it’s cute, it’s fluffy, I will never let anything hurt it as long as I live.”