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We are meant to become cyborg

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From the beginning, people saw computers as "almost-alive" or "sort of alive." With the computer, object relations psychoanalysis can be applied to, well, objects. People feel at one with video games, with lines of computer code, with the avatars they play in virtual worlds, with their smartphones. When our current digital devices—our smartphones and cellphones—take on the power of transitional objects, a new psychology comes into play. These digital objects are never meant to be abandoned. We are meant to become cyborg.


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Guest Post: The importance of imagination to technological singularity | Alan Parr

Guest Post: The importance of imagination to technological singularity | Alan Parr | I want more science fiction | Scoop.it

By Alan Parr

 

If I asked you what is the answer to the ultimate question, the question of life, the universe and everything, I expect you would already know the answer. It’s forty two. Simple. But now, what if I asked you to come up with a unified theory of how the universe works, something along the lines of the ultimate question (and answer). Any ideas?

The answer – my answer, anyway – is ‘imagination.’ It too is pretty simple, and yet even the most complex of theories are rooted in seemingly simple ideas...

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