Is Erling Haaland a cyborg? / C1 / Gr. G / Manchester City-Copenhagen (5-0) / SOFOOT.com

Since the start of the season he has tormented defenses and annihilated goalkeepers. Erling Haaland, still a double goalscorer on Wednesday night against Copenhagen, is so strong that one might believe he is a cyborg developed by his father, Alf-Inge. What if he really was a man made of flesh and metal?

Nineteen goals in twelve games in all competitions, three hat-tricks in his last three games at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League and already fourteen pawns in the league: Erling Haaland has some insane statistics. With this level of performance, the nickname of “cyborg” It didn’t take long to return in a loop in all the mouths. But then, does this parallel make sense? What is a cyborg, first? “Originally, it comes from American novels, pulp books. It is a body made of flesh, metal, and technology with a human or humanoid consciousness. This is truly a legacy of the Beast of Frankenstein.” , explains Doudou, of the specialized store Album Comics in Paris. Until then, nothing proves that the Norwegian doesn’t have a metal leg hidden under a white fake Nordic skin. Furthermore, when looking haaland blood Google, we found only two images of Haaland with blood, one where we don’t see his head, and another where it’s too biased to say it’s actually hemoglobin.

“There are no rules about the behavior of cyborgs. They are not more often bad than nice. » Doudou, from the specialized store Album Comics

Cyborg and robot if affinities

The next few years, even the decade, could offer us a clash between the Citizen and Kylian Mbappé, like Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi. In this case, it is difficult to say who will be the bad guy and who will be the good guy. “There are no rules about the behavior of cyborgs. They are not more often bad than nice. It’s a script facility to give someone abilities. Then there are positive or negative versions. Doudou says. Therefore, everything depends on the will of its creator, in this case Alf-Inge Haaland. victim of an attack Red Devil Roy Keane in 2001, which cost him his career, Erling’s father visibly passed his offspring in “destructive” mode against Manchester United last Sunday. And if someone else manipulated his mind, depriving EBH of his human free will, shouldn’t we be talking about a robot?

“Cognitive limits in the analysis of game situations are related to the ability of players to detect free spaces and the opportunities to create them. At this point, it’s excellent. » Antoine Morice, professor-researcher at the Institute of Movement Sciences

“Where does humanity stop and where does the robot side begin? Or vice versa ? We often use science fiction to talk about metaphysical, social issues, etc. philosopher Doudou, whom Haaland reminds of the 1970s series The three billion man. In terms of football, in addition to his many goals, the boy of the year 2000 shows some traits that dehumanize him, including his ability to always make the right decision, the right career, being in the right place in the right time. “Cognitive limits in the analysis of game situations are related to the ability of players to detect free spaces and the opportunities to create them. At this point it is excellent » testifies Antoine Morice, professor-researcher at the Institute of Movement Sciences.

While not yet the case in Manchester, the Norwegian still had an unfortunate tendency to get injured with Borussia Dortmund, proof that he is not infallible, or that he was not quite right yet. “It is a factor that weighs the fact that he is a cyborg” says the researcher. “We wonder where it will end. The cyborg state is the change of the body and the possibility of achieving feats that are not considered normal for a human. As for him, without being abnormal, it is true that there are other people who have the same characteristics and who do not do even a tenth of what he does ” Doudou points out. After enjoying a brace from the Norwegian on Wednesday night, the Copenhagen players may be taking sci-fi movies a bit more seriously.

By Leo Mob
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