“having artificial body parts, especially electromechanical ones.“
“having ordinary human powers increased by the aid of bionic devices.“
To some degree humans already utilize devices such as their phones to serve as artificial body parts, in a far less invasive sense than stereotypes often associated with the term bionic. Some see invasive modifications in our future, but we see a distinctly different possibility for extending human capacities.
…are like Democracy, a lovely theory that doesn’t yet exist in reality. Just like democracy some claim to be them, but scratch the surface and all fall short. In both cases, this isn’t anyone’s fault, the necessary technology is only just emerging.
The term “social life” in this context refers to the Quality of Life (QOL) you experience through having your social, emotional, and physical needs met through interaction with your peers, friends, loved ones, and so on. This is not a binary yes or no question, but one that scales from negative to positive infinity in every way it may be measured. As such it could always be worse, but it could also always be better.