"Today , even the human beings manning control and communications stations far from any actual combat tend to be cyborgs-- part biological, part machine."
Think "today" as not in the year 2130 but rather in the year 2017! More in the embryonic state of development but nonetheless more than on the drawing board! And so apropos to a recent blog entry.
From the Daily Mail and the tip from Lew:
"US military reveals $65m funding for 'Matrix' projects to plug human brains directly into a computer"
* "System could be used to give soldiers 'super-senses' and boost brainpower"
* "Will also allow radical new treatments for patients with sensory disorders"
* "Four teams will focus on vision and two [teams] on aspects of hearing and speech"
WAR BY CYBORG? THAT COMBINATION OF HUMAN AND MACHINE [COMPUTER]!
Again, at this stage developments only embryonic in nature. But you gotta start somewhere!