By Ollivier Dyens
For greater than 3,000 years, people have explored uncharted geographic and non secular nation-states. Present-day explorers face new territories born from the coupling of dwelling tissue and steel, unusual lifeforms which are clever yet subconscious, neither thoroughly alive nor lifeless. bodies at the moment are made up of machines, pictures, and details. we're changing into cultural our bodies in an international inhabited by means of cyborgs, clones, genetically converted animals, and innumerable species of human/information symbionts.Ollivier Dyens's steel and Flesh is set heavily comparable phenomena: the technologically prompted transformation of our perceptions of the realm and the emergence of a cultural biology. tradition, in accordance with Dyens, is taking keep watch over of the biosphere. concentrating on the 20 th century--which could be remembered because the century during which the residing physique used to be blurred, molded, and remodeled by way of expertise and culture--Dyens ruminates at the indisputable and irreversible human/machine entanglement that's altering the very nature of our lives.
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Their relationship to humanity is less vertical than horizontal, for they position themselves parallel to the majority. These men and women do not live in our world of categorized universal representations. ). These human beings, whose brains were somehow damaged by illness or accident, are not prisoners in their worlds any more than we are in our own, but living in our world, one so foreign to them, forces them into withdrawal. These people share their bodies, knowledge, and “souls” with us, but are unable to share the world itself.
The “I” of a vivisystem is a ghost, an ephemeral shroud. It is like the transient form of a whirlpool held upright by a million spinning atoms of water. —KEVIN KELLY, Out of Control Viruses He [Charles Monet] doesn’t seem to be fully aware of pain any longer because the blood clots lodged in his brain are cutting off blood flow. His personality is being wiped away by brain damage. This is called depersonalization, in which the liveliness and details of character seem to vanish. He is becoming an automaton.
New and completely different ecosystems will soon arise. New forms of life are about to sprout, develop, and reproduce. Some will endure and others will fade away in the struggle of evolution. But undeniably, new forms of life are seeing the light of day, and will soon dominate the biosphere just as biological beings had previously. 7 But what is culture? Culture may be defined according to numerous criteria. For instance, should a distinction be made between culture and a culture? The word itself has two very distinct meanings (the cultivation of a farmer’s field and artistic expression).