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|Title:||From cyborg to cyberpunk-The art of living in the cyberage|
|Keywords:||Art of living|
|Citation:||Nuyen, A.T. (2007). From cyborg to cyberpunk-The art of living in the cyberage. Webist 2007 - 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Proceedings SEBEG (EL/-) : 92-96. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||The World Wide Web, the Internet and other cyber technologies have changed the way we live and work. In addition to such technologies, and interwoven with them, are biological technologies, such as those in the areas of cloning and genetic engineering. Some of us welcome the technological age, some are hostile to it, most are ambivalent, and hardly anyone approaches it with the Socratic question "How should one live?" The context in which Socrates asks this question, in The Republic, is different, but in the context of modern technology, electronic as well as biological, the significance of the question remains the same: Not a trifling matter as Socrates puts it. Indeed, the new technologies have changed the way we conduct ourselves so drastically, and the way we think about ourselves so fundamentally, that Socrates' question must now be asked with urgency. In what follows I offer some reflections on how one should live with the new technologies, drawing on the works of Foucault, Heidegger, Leary and Haraway.|
|Source Title:||Webist 2007 - 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Proceedings|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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