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An Invitation to the Study of Cyborgs

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Cyborgs, a fusion of man and machine

Cyborgs are gradually working their way into our lives. The general representation of a cyborg is that seen in science fiction films of a fusion between man and machine. A direct interface between the brain and the Internet, like the brain-machine interface (BMI) described in the science fiction manga Ghost in the Shell, has been successfully tested in laboratory experiments. That extreme level of man-machine fusion aside, people’s lives would already be compromised by not having a mobile phone or smartphone, and in some cases, when we think about those who lead a life that is dependent on such devices, we can see that the fusion between man and machine is underway with a momentum that supersedes the pros and cons.


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Pierre Tran's curator insight, July 14, 2013 11:07 PM

Les personnes incorporant des biotechnologies sont des cyborgs, des amalgames d'êtres humains et de technologies. La fusion homme-machine semble inévitable : transplantation d'organes biotechnologiques, humains augmentés, recherche de la vie éternelle...

La philosophie occidentale nous amène à nous poser la question "Qu'est-ce que l'humanité ?", car elle fait la distinction entre l'espèce humaine et les machines. Aujourd'hui, il faut remplacer la question par "qu'est-ce qu'un cyborg ?"

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An Invitation to the Study of Cyborgs

An Invitation to the Study of Cyborgs | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Cyborgs, a fusion of man and machine

Cyborgs are gradually working their way into our lives. The general representation of a cyborg is that seen in science fiction films of a fusion between man and machine. A direct interface between the brain and the Internet, like the brain-machine interface (BMI) described in the science fiction manga Ghost in the Shell, has been successfully tested in laboratory experiments. That extreme level of man-machine fusion aside, people’s lives would already be compromised by not having a mobile phone or smartphone, and in some cases, when we think about those who lead a life that is dependent on such devices, we can see that the fusion between man and machine is underway with a momentum that supersedes the pros and cons.


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Pierre Tran's curator insight, July 14, 2013 11:07 PM

Les personnes incorporant des biotechnologies sont des cyborgs, des amalgames d'êtres humains et de technologies. La fusion homme-machine semble inévitable : transplantation d'organes biotechnologiques, humains augmentés, recherche de la vie éternelle...

La philosophie occidentale nous amène à nous poser la question "Qu'est-ce que l'humanité ?", car elle fait la distinction entre l'espèce humaine et les machines. Aujourd'hui, il faut remplacer la question par "qu'est-ce qu'un cyborg ?"