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Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now speech

Posted In Cool Gadgets - By JohnScript On Monday, January 17th, 2011 With 0 Comments

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The debate that Amber Case makes at TEDxWomen could be more about life than about technology. Yes, we acknowledge we are augmented; arguably we have been so since the conception of the plow. The conflict with digital life is that we can subsist simultaneously in numerous worlds, and we do not need to sit in front a laptop in order to do it. The main question for me is “does that make us cyborgs?” I feel that folks like Kevin Warwick, who have implanted chips in their bodies, could dissent with that definition.

Anyhow, a question rises: when we’ve turned cyborgs (digital cyborgs) – is there a real need for our original names? Is it right to become someone else in the digital world? What are the implications?

I loved when Amber Case talked about kids nowadays. They are not really self-aware of what’s happening in the real life. The have a instantaneous button clicking culture and everything comes to them, and that exciting and addictive in the same time.

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