(Greek: steersman, pilot, helmsman; to steer, guide, govern, governor; computer-mediated electronic communications)
2. The science of communication and control within a living being; especially, on a molecular basis: Biocybernetics includes the processes of how communications and controls occur within the bodies of living systems between different parts of the body and of the interactions between organisms and mechanical or electronic systems.
The term cyber is an adjective, or prefix, that is usually added at the beginning of words to show their relationships to electronic communication networks and virtual realities.2. A very modern prefix or a combining form representing computer technology; including mainframe computers, that can deal with large amounts of information very quickly: There are those who believe that the term cyber is being overused for almost any technology to give it a higher-tech significance; for example, cyberartist, cyberart, cybertalk, cyberfiction, cyberculture, cyber-economy, cyber-activist, cyberpiracy, cybercriminal, cybercinema, and many more words; all of which indicate some form of the use of advanced technology and the internet and, by extension, meaning "very modern", as with cyberfashion.
Many crime groups performing cyberattacks in Eastern Europe and Asia spy on employee computers that have access to high profile and confidential data, resulting in credit card fraud, access to bank account information, and other valuable data.
"In some cyberattacks, the culprits are believed to be professional hackers engaged in disrupting an organization's operations for the sheer pleasure of it, or seeking revenge."
Risks for 2012 highlighted by the World Economic Forum include the potential problems stemming from greenhouse gas emissions, cyberattcks, and disruptions in the water supply.
Cyberbullying includes e-mail, cell phone, text messages, instant messaging, in blogs, wikis, and social networks; such as, MySpace, YouTube, etc.
Some kinds of cyberbullying involve threats, embarrassing pictures, slanderous remarks, and stories that are either not true or may even be true.
Schools are encouraged to adapt bullying prevention programs that include lessons on cyberbullying to ensure that students understand that targeting classmates through negative messaging or images online or through cellular phones is a form of bullying and will not be tolerated.
Another feature of the cybercafe is the virtual gathering places on the internet where people communicate using a chat program or by posting messages on a BBS (bulletin board system or bulletin board service).
Cybercash is also known as digital cash, digicash, e-cash, and e-money.
2. A situation in which people surf the net in a frenzy of health anxiety: Sometimes cyberchondria makes people imagine they are more ill than they really are.
3. Etymology: cyberchondria is a neologism which is derived from the terms cyber- + [hypo]chondria (chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments).
The element -chondria comes from Late Latin hypochondria, "the abdomen", from Greek hypokhondria (neuter plural of hypokhondrios), from hypo-, "under" + khondros, "cartilage" of the breastbone.
It comes from the ancient belief that the viscera of the hypochondria were the seat of melancholy and the sources of the vapors that caused such feelings.
A Virtual Reality Game presents cybercides in which there is a hypothetical three-dimensional visual world created by a computer. The user wears special goggles and fiber optic gloves etc., and can enter and move around in this virtual world and interact with objects as if he or she were inside it.
Some cybercitizens use the internet as a powerful communications medium for social changes and the implication is that internet users, who use and know most about it, have responsibilities to ensure that it is used to improve the system while also fostering free speech and easy access.
With cybercommerce, Susan, with a simple internet connection, can buy just about anything; including clothing, books, jewelry, stereo equipment; or even purchase insurance, pay telephone bills, and buy food over the internet.
Banking transactions; such as, transfers from one account to another can be completed online quickly and safely with cybercommerce.