Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Human Extensions

This is a great article, however I don't know that it goes far enough! Seldom do we really think about the wide range of "tools" that we depend on ... that have become an extension of our own humanity. In this day and age, an automobile is now a necessary extension ... enabling us to collaborate with others. And even wired telephones ... this form of communications is what allowed for the creation of global virtual communities in the first place. Well ... after the telegraph. And smoke signals. It is not only here in America, but all over the globe that humans are developing whole new capabilities based on these "gadgets" ... these Human Extensions ...
Americans 'Need' Their Gadgets. Whether it's a personal computer, an iPod or TiVo, Americans are growing increasingly dependent on personal technology. Not everyone thinks this is healthy. [Wired News]


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