ISBN-10:
0195177517
ISBN-13:
9780195177510
Pub. Date:
12/09/2004
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence

Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence

by Andy Clark
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Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tkadlec on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Natural-Born Cyborgs offers an interesting perspective on the debate surrounding the integration of technology into everyday life. While Clark acknowledges some of the concerns surround posthumanism, he maintains a generally optimistic view of humanity's ability to successfully integrate technology into our lives, and of the benefits of doing so.His argument revolves around his belief that humans have always incorporated non-biological tools into their lives in order to counteract their limitations - essentially that we are natural cyborgs.It's certainly an interesting discussion, and many of his arguments are very convincing. While I don't share his unadultered optimism (yes the plasticity of our brains allow us to change and adapt, but not all change is good) I do think he's right in talking down the dooms-day stance taken by so many people. Worth a read, even if you disagree, since it will give you plenty to contemplate.
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