Technological Biteback

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Fifth Estate # 394, Summer 2015 - Technology

While many of us dream of green forests and a restored natural world, there are others who embrace the machine to the extent of desiring to become one. Echoing the horrors of dystopian sci-fi novels, transhumanism and singularity advocates celebrate the merging of the human brain with computers. But, this grotesque movement comes at a time when there is growing apprehension of what technological Frankensteins have created.

In this section, we examine how quickly paradigms can change and the impact of cyber-technology.