Sometimes I am shadowboxing with a powerful opponent that I can't see, feel or understand. It is a mindless and undeterable attitude that reacts to me automatically based on a set of data I don't know and that has no interest in my unique perspective.
Some might think that we might become less human if we modify ourselves but I believe there is nothing more human than doing that. Humans create humans and humans create technology. Merging humans with technology can only makes us more human.
I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.
If it was possible, then the extension of "the internet of things" to "the internet of biology" e.g., bacteria, molds, plants and crops should also be possible -- in fact all living things could be networked and online.
Anyone looking for a glimpse into the technologies that will change our lives, businesses and organizations in the coming decades received an eyeful at the Smart America Expo in Washington, D.C. in June.
I don't feel that I'm using technology, I don't feel that I'm wearing technology, I feel that I am technology. I don't perceive my antenna as a device, I perceive it as a part of my body, I perceive it as an organ.
Christine Wilks's literary games harness the bodies of players to create poetic meditations on virtual and embodied forms of existence and memory. Coming from a background in film, she transitioned to digital writing, and is one of several e-lit creators who writes her own code.
America will never be a "no drone zone." There was a small glimmer of hope that these aerial threats to privacy would not come home to roost, but that all ended when Barack Obama took office and made drones the cornerstone of his war efforts.
Since so much has been written recently about mental illness and access to guns, it's not a stretch to flip this argument around to include unrestrained force by a governmental body against someone who is dealing with depression.
Just as there are choices we can make to improve the nature and outcome of face-to-face communication, there are also things we can do to decrease the likelihood of problems over email, texting, and social networking.
If you're having trouble deciphering the title of this blog, you may want to freshen up your online lingo. Grammar as we once knew it is being replaced by acronyms, a far cry from the origins of online communication. What's next? You guessed it, cyborg relationships.
We used to use things like hammers or cars to augment our physical abilities. But computers and phones augment our mental capabilities by allowing us to store and access information outside of our brains.