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Natural-born cyborgs : minds, technologies, and the future of human intelligence

Author: Andy Clark
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Natural-Born Cyborgs, Clark argues that what makes humans so different from other species is our capacity to fully incorporate tools and supporting cultural practices into our existence. Technology as simple as writing on a sketchpad, as familiar as Google or a cellular phone, and as potentially revolutionary as mind-extending neural implants - all exploit our brains' astonishingly plastic nature. Our minds are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Clark
ISBN: 0195148665 9780195148664 9780195177510 0195177517
OCLC Number: 50948687
Description: viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Cyborgs unplugged --
Technologies to bond with --
Plastic brains, hybrid minds --
Where are we? --
What are we? --
Global swarming --
Bad borgs? --
Conclusions: Post-human, Moi?
Responsibility: Andy Clark.
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A revolutionary approach to the human mind imagines a future when humans have fully incorporated their tools and technologies into the biological reality of being human. (Science & Mathematics).  Read more...

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