sexta-feira, 27 de maio de 2016

Struck by the light


We are brothers and sisters of our machines. Minds and tools have been sharpened against each other ever since a scavenger's stone fractured cleanly and the first cutting edge was held in a hunter's han The obsidian flake and the silicon chip are struck by the light of the same campfire that has passed from hand to hand since the human mind began. 
George Dyson (1997). Darwin Among The Machines. Philadelphia: Basic Books.

Daquelas frases que nos fazem parar e pensar, porque, sim, é isto. A faisca de ampliar as capacidades humanas através de objectos técnicos. Tememos a desumanização trazida pela tecnologia, mas o que ela nos dá são novas vertentes para explorar a questão do que é ser-se humano.

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