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Are We Becoming Cyborgs?

Are We Becoming Cyborgs? | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Susan Greenfield, Evgeny Morozov and Maria Popova on what technology and the Internet mean for our brains, our relationships and our future.
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“We Can Rebuild Him!”: The essentialisation of the human/cyborg interface in the twenty-first century, or whatever happened to The Six Million Dollar Man? - AI & Society, Online First™ - SpringerLink

“We Can Rebuild Him!”: The essentialisation of the human/cyborg interface in the twenty-first century, or whatever happened to The Six Million Dollar Man? - AI & Society, Online First™ - SpringerLink | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"The Six Million Dollar Man, which ran from 1974 to 1978, exampled a symbiosis between the organic and the technological where the broken human body is not just re-made via mechanical prosthesis but through a process of Cyborg hybridity which actually makes it better, faster, stronger than before. In contrast, contemporary films such as Avatar (Cameron 2009), Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen (Bay 2009) and Iron Man II (Faveraeu 2010) portray an inherent anxiety toward the cyborg body disavowing of any human/cyborg interaction beyond re-establishing their own discrete and separate subject positions."

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Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now

Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives.


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Jane Franken's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:42 AM

This talk takes an anthropological view of humans and technology which lends context to and directly supports ideas specific to the future of software development.  Case describes the way emerging technology is freely traversing the barrier between physical and mental, the implications of which will surely impact heavily on software development.

Lucile Debethune's curator insight, April 21, 4:28 AM

Les smartphone sont ils une extension de notre cerveau ou une partie de notre être étendu ? Sommes nous déjà des Cyborg ?