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Functionalism is the sociological theory which holds that each part of society is necessary for the functioning of the social organism. There are several elements in the functionalist paradigm which explain how society functions to maintain the social organism and keep it alive. These elements, or tenets of functionalism are cohesion, integration, solidarity, and equilibrium. These elements explain how society is divided into itís different functional parts, with each part dependent on the other, …

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…Some of the members of society may lose function as society replaces certain parts of itself with cyborg parts. These cyborg parts would be highly specialized and may in fact improve the overall functioning of the social organism as long as the cells of the social organism donít reject the cyborg implant. Society evolves and changes but these changes ultimately depend on every aspect of that society down to the individual or cellular level.