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Are we cyborgs? The short answer may seem to be no, but how much do we use man made devices for interaction with our environment and each other? I have a paper on Spacetime Embedded Intelligence (I got it legitimately) https://www.dropbox.com/s/d0xlbji4dfk2o1f/SpacetimeEmbeddedIntellegence.pdf. Though it's a little over my head; it has me thinking that our notion that the breaking of the skin is where physical integration begins could be based more on our perception than reality. In the game Deus Ex there was social upheaval over integration. I'm becoming more and more skeptical of that idea not only because of my education on the matter but also with the new technologies like bone conduction head phones. I'm thinking that integration will occur right under our noses and by the time we realize it, it will be too late. Maybe it already has. What are your thoughts?

asked Feb 04 '13 at 05:16

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I can write a pretty long response about this subject but I'll keep it short. Integrating technology into the human body is a bad idea and not necessary. Everything we hope to achieve by doing this, in my opinion, can already be achieved. They say we only use about 10% of our or brains power so maybe the focus should be on becoming a more able human being rather than adding attachments to our bodies.

answered Feb 04 '13 at 13:49

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I see it in a similar way. I think future tech may integrate without any need for physical attachment. I think the 10% usage was a misinterpretation that got spread around. I'm pretty sure it's 10% for cognition and the rest for autonomous function, sensory processing and such. Even at that focusing on our abilities makes a lot of sense.

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