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Cyberculture, Cyborgs and Science Fiction

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Addressing a key issue related to human nature, this book argues that the first-person experience of pure consciousness may soon be under threat from posthuman biotechnology. In exploiting the mind's capacity for instrumental behavior, posthumanists seek to extend human experience by physically projecting the mind outward through the continuity of thought and the material ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published February 15th 2006 by Rodopi (first published February 1st 2006)
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As a long-time fan of the cyberpunk sub-genre and its contemporary off-shoots, I've always found myself fascinated by its trappings. Cyborgs, AIs, robots, mind uploads and simulated digital spaces have all permeated my imagination since childhood. This is a thoroughly unremarkable condition in my demographic, of course, as we're expected to grow up immersed in technology and taking for granted its central status in our society.

There was a time when I took this technological optimism on board unc
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