On Stephen Hawking, Vader and Being More Machine Than Human | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Posted: January 9, 2013 by Wildcat in Uncategorized

See on Scoop.itCyborg Lives

Today, January 8, is Hawking’s birthday, yet on this day it’s worth examining just who and what we are really celebrating: the man, the mind, or … the machines?

Traditionally, assistants execute what the head directs or has thought of beforehand. But Hawking’s assistants – human and machine – complete his thoughts through their work; they classify, attribute meaning, translate, perform. Hawking’s example thus helps us rethink the dichotomy between humans and machines.

Wildcat2030‘s insight:

highly recommended read

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