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Welcome to the Hybrid Age
Parag Khanna   Jul 17, 2012   big think  

Parag Khanna argues that we have moved into a new era called “The Hybrid Age,” in which we are now a template for technology, “both the physical incorporation or biological, but also the psychological.”




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“both the physical incorporation or biological, but also the psychological.”

This is moot. Technologies are technologies because they are learned, their function becomes internalized such that we are not conscious of the interface, but simply act. We are not aware of the hammer as much as putting in nails, not so much of the keyboard but of writing words. Simply because the interfaces are internalized technologies are cognitive prosthetics.

Even separating physical from psychological appears to subscribe to dualism. Technology, biology and cognition/psychology are all highly coupled and it makes little sense to think of them as independent of each other.
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