The cyborg represents the quest to rid the world of difference in many ways. From the previous century to date, significant energy has been devoted to searching for the biological causes of homosexuality and obesity. This has involved scientists conducting numerous experiments to prove that there exists a gay and fat gene among populations of the world. However, most of the findings, such as Dean Hamer’s 1993 research that found that there is a gay gene, are not replicable. Soon after the efforts to identify a gay gene, another study followed and it found that a fat gene exists (LeBesco, 2009). While these findings have often gained media attention and interested groups such as gays and fat people, they have not satisfactorily proved to the world that these genes exist due to their inconsistencies.
However, these continuous efforts to confirm the existence of gay and fat genes are all but efforts to rid the world of difference. By identifying these genes among individuals, researchers aim to get rid of populations considered unfit or different, such as gays and the obese. Furthermore, with these efforts to identify the genes responsible for queerness and fatness, science seeks to find a solution that will treat these conditions. As a result, if science proves to the world that there is a gay or fat gene, it might justify the eradication of those considered different, as argued by LeBesco (2009). However, the labeling of individuals as different is a socially constructed problem that needs socially constructed solutions instead of science. Overall, the cyborg represents the quest to rid the world of difference.