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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000080490

On Upgrading Human Beings and Cyborgs in Posthumanism and the Question of Boredom

Ommeln, Miriam

The chapter Code Monkey, a term usually used in the jargon of computer programmers, critically reflects the common presentation of the argumentation for the evolution of posthuman cyborgs, with regard to Darwin’s concept. The chapter Geek, again in terminological reference to software developers, overcomes the position of the code monkeys into a more intricate point of view with the help of Friedrich Nietzsche and his idea of overhuman, implicating indirectly the well-known Social brain hypothesis. The need of Secrets, the last Chapter, shows the necessity of deception and enigma and ends up in the question of boredom in a brave new world of Posthumanism. Because there is no organ for knowledge, only a will to knowledge, it follows from the impossibility of cryptological
mastery of the mind that the posthuman cyborgs are not desirable according to Nietzsche, who advocates and deeply affirms these facts.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikzukünfte (ITZ)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2194-1629
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-804905
KITopen ID: 1000080490
Verlag KIT, Karlsruhe
Umfang 9 S.
Serie KIT Scientific Working Papers ; 78
Schlagworte Friedrich Nietzsche, Charles Darwin, cyborgs, the need of deception, boredom
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