We are all cyborgs now

Don’t worry. It’s less scary than it sounds.

Amber Case may have the coolest job titles ever: cyborg anthropologist and digital philosopher. Basically, she studies and writes about the ways that humans and technology evolve together. Case also founded Geoloqi.com, a private location-sharing application.

In this video, she points out just how we are fish in new technological water, and why we shouldn’t be afraid of innovation, although we should preserve space for unplugged reflection.

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    Everything we create is going to have a human handprint, so to speak. But when we reduce other people into little more than information receptacles, there is no time given for introspection, as the video explains. Paradoxically, we may appear as though we are more connected to each other than we are, but our connection is largely superficial.

    There will still be a need for face-to-face human interaction, unless we really do wish to be the scary kind of cyborgs. And once that goes away, we have forsaken our humanity in the process.