The Posthuman Condition

The Posthuman Condition Where humanists saw themselves as distinct beings in an antagonistic relationship with their surroundings posthumans regard their own being as embodied in an extended technological world Synthetic cr

  • Title: The Posthuman Condition
  • Author: Robert Pepperell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Where humanists saw themselves as distinct beings in an antagonistic relationship with their surroundings, posthumans regard their own being as embodied in an extended technological world Synthetic creativity, organic computers, genetic modification, intelligent machines such ideas are deeply challenging to many of our traditional assumptions about human uniqueness Where humanists saw themselves as distinct beings in an antagonistic relationship with their surroundings, posthumans regard their own being as embodied in an extended technological world Synthetic creativity, organic computers, genetic modification, intelligent machines such ideas are deeply challenging to many of our traditional assumptions about human uniqueness and superiority But, ironically, it is our very capacity for technological invention that has secured us so dominant a position in the world which may lead ultimately to as some have put it The End of Man If we are really capable of creating entities that exceed our own skills and intellect then the consequences for humanity are almost inconceivable Nevertheless, we must now face up to the possibility that attributes like intelligence and consciousness may be synthesised in non human entities endash perhaps within our lifetime Would such entities have human like emotions would they have a sense of their own being

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