What Am I? Human Persons as Bio-Technological Hybrids

December 4, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Macquare University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE), Macquarie University

Macquarie University City Campus Room 2414/2415 Level 24,
123 Pitt Street 2000

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We are entering an age of widespread human enhancement. The technologies range from wearable, implantable, and pervasive computing, to new forms of onboard sensing, thought-controlled equipment, personal Artificial Intelligences, intelligent prosthetic limbs, humble but transformative waves of smartphones, and the humanly engineered landscapes of augmented, virtual, and mixed realities. Courtesy of this tidal swell of self-creation, we should start to recognise ourselves not as neatly bounded biological organisms but as repeatedly reconfigurable nodes in a flux of innovation and reinvention. This gives us a new opportunity to look at ourselves, and to ask the fundamental question: Where does the human mind stop, and the rest of the world begin?

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