Bionics, Borgs, Transhumans, Posthumans [links]greenspun.com : LUSENET : Human-Machine Assimilation : One Thread
Tons of links and commentaries on the post-human condition...
I'd rather be a cyborg than a goddess
Donna J. Haraway
Bionics seeks to transcend our biological nature by replacing biological parts with artificial parts ("deflesh"), or by translating the human mind into information in a computer (Uploading ). These processes are naturally highly speculative so far, since we are still far from this technological level. However, in the field of connecting artificial limbs and other systems to nerves, some promising advances have already happened or seem probable in the near future.
See also the Self Transformation Page and the Trans- and Posthuman page for more discussions about identity, enhancements and posthumanity.
-- Scott (email@example.com), January 28, 2000