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Monday, November 26, 2018

being human means we must be embodied

Your Brain Is Not a Computer
Science
Your Brain Is Not a Computer
Why being human means we must be embodied.
Douglas Estes
Human bodies married to metallic bodies—one complex system intertwining with another—happen with more frequency these days. Samsung revealed research this month on technology that would allow people with physical disabilities to control their TVs with their thoughts. Johnny Matheny became the first man to receive a robotically controlled arm earlier this year.
But in some ways, movement toward cyborg (cybernetic organism) applications sounds like a leap into dystopian science fiction. ...
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