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The Resource Natural-born cyborgs : minds, technologies, and the future of human intelligence, Andy Clark

Natural-born cyborgs : minds, technologies, and the future of human intelligence, Andy Clark

Label
Natural-born cyborgs : minds, technologies, and the future of human intelligence
Title
Natural-born cyborgs
Title remainder
minds, technologies, and the future of human intelligence
Statement of responsibility
Andy Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Natural-Born Cyborgs, Clark argues that what makes humans so different from other species is our capacity to fully incorporate tools and supporting cultural practices into our existence. Technology as simple as writing on a sketchpad, as familiar as Google or a cellular phone, and as potentially revolutionary as mind-extending neural implants - all exploit our brains' astonishingly plastic nature. Our minds are primed to seek out and incorporate nonbiological resources, so that we actually think and feel through our best technologies. Drawing on his expertise in cognitive science, Clark demonstrates that our sense of self and of physical presence can be expanded to a remarkable extent, placing the long-existing telephone and the emerging technology of telepresence on the same continuum. He explores ways in which we have adapted our lives to make use of technology (the measurement of time, for example, has wrought enormous changes in human existence), as well as ways in which increasingly fluid technologies can adapt to individual users during normal use. Bio-technological unions, Clark argues, are evolving with a speed never seen before in history. As we enter an age of wearable computers, sensory augmentation, wireless devices, intelligent environments, thought-controlled prosthetics, and rapid-fire information search and retrieval, the line between the user and her tools grows thinner day by day. "This double whammy of plastic brains and increasingly responsive and well-fitted tools creates an unprecedented opportunity for ever-closer kinds of human-machine merger," he writes, arguing that such a merger is entirely natural."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Andy
Dewey number
303.48/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T14.5
LC item number
.C58 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 M-825
  • Q 310
NLM item number
C592n 2003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Neurosciences
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Cyborgs
  • Cybernetics
  • Technology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Intelligence
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Neurosciences
  • Technologie
  • Technologie
  • Neurosciences
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Interaction homme-machine (Informatique)
  • Cyborgs
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cyborgs
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Neurosciences
  • Technology
  • Neurowetenschappen
  • Kunstmatige intelligentie
  • Mens-computer-interactie
  • Technologie
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Mensch-Maschine-Kommunikation
  • Internet (impactos sociais)
  • Interface homem-computador
  • Inteligência artificial (aspectos sociais)
  • Neurociências (aspectos sociais)
  • Teknik
  • Neurovetenskap
  • Artificiell intelligens
  • Människa-dator-interaktion
  • Cyborger
  • Organismos cibernéticos
Label
Natural-born cyborgs : minds, technologies, and the future of human intelligence, Andy Clark
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cyborgs unplugged -- Technologies to bond with -- Plastic brains, hybrid minds -- Where are we? -- What are we? -- Global swarming -- Bad borgs? -- Conclusions: Post-human, Moi?
Control code
ocm50948687
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780195148664
Lccn
2002042521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195148664
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50948687
  • (OCoLC)50948687
Label
Natural-born cyborgs : minds, technologies, and the future of human intelligence, Andy Clark
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cyborgs unplugged -- Technologies to bond with -- Plastic brains, hybrid minds -- Where are we? -- What are we? -- Global swarming -- Bad borgs? -- Conclusions: Post-human, Moi?
Control code
ocm50948687
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780195148664
Lccn
2002042521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195148664
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50948687
  • (OCoLC)50948687

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