Re: Cyborg Seeks Community

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri Nov 17 2000 - 10:04:43 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> writes:

> Ziana Astralos wrote:
> >
> > Yes, the article was in the May/June 1999 issue (so it
> > was about a year and a half ago). It's by Steven Mann,
> > and is entitled "Cyborg Seeks Community". It can be
> > read online in full at
> >
> I say unto you all: Read this. It is truly, truly, truly weird.

Hmm, how is it weird? I think this is so far perhaps the most
convincing practical step towards exploring what it would be like to
be posthuman. The technology is clunky, but it is a forerunner in the
same way Douglas Englebart's demonstration of a primitive mouse
interface, cut-and-paste, hypertext and computer network in the 60's
was a forerunner of today's interfaces and networks.

Of course, the big question is whetehr wearables will be the way to
go, or if PDAs will out-compete them. In the same way, good wearables
may block development of direct brain-computer interfaces beyond
medical use.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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