Saturday, March 17, 2012
Why I'm Interested in Technology
My interest in matters technological begins with the border we like to exist between us and our technologies. What I have discovered over my years of research into ideas like this is that those borders, if they exist at all, are not as brightly defined as we'd like them to be. This becomes clearer in this day and age when we as humans can carry many forms of "on board" technology such as cortical implants, implants for hearing, implants for epilepsy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjB2TaeL9d4), implants for vision (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga7apTYrLuc), artificial joints, and many other things. Such devices are so pervasive and will become even more so with coming advances in nanotechnology, that we will have to have a serious discussion soon about what constitutes human and what constitutes cyborg and it won't be in the context of science fiction.