The Integration of Technology in the Human Body Essay

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Clément Ducellier G. Sabourin EAE4U.01 6 dec. 2013 The Integration of Technology in the Human Body The thought of man-machine integration has been around since the nineteenth century and was first introduced by Edgar Allan Poe as a man with extensive prostheses. This idea became known as “cyborg” during the 1960s and has since been a popular science fiction story. But as humans progress in evolution, this fiction becomes probable reality. People can easily imagine the integration of technology in the human body. While some people think that we should not incorporate technology in the human body for fear of denaturalization, the future of technology is undeniably progressing in that direction. The integration of technology in humanity should be fully supported since it will allow the overcoming of existing limit in progress. This technological advance will create a collective consciousness, accelerate the access to information, and allow mind to mind communication. In the first place, the brain’s two hemispheres are only connected by the corpus callosum, a “wire” that provides fast communication between them. Even though these hemispheres are only connected by a “wire”, the mind can’t virtually distinguish them. They are, however, physically separate identities. The fast communication makes them a single unity, a conscious brain. Hence, implants in human’s brains would allow a connection between each other just like in the brain; a collective consciousness. Firstly, the integration of technology and humans would allow massive parallel communication, which is the key to a collective consciousness. Michael Chorost has implants in his brain that allow him to hear. In his book World Wide Mind, he explains: “Without a corpus callosum, the right and left halves of the brain would feel like, and be, separate entities. For any kind of unified consciousness to emerge

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