<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Cyborgs (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17802.htm">Thesis - Cyborgs</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/T/Author_Todman (Theo).htm">Todman (Theo)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17802.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_66.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_66.htm">Cyborgs</A><SUP>1</SUP>' during my Thesis research, as from 2011. </li><li>For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17802_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17802_2"></A></u> (as at 04/05/2018 12:25:55): Cyborgs</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17802_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17802_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>Briefly, a Cyborg (Cybernetic Organism) is a human being (or any organic being) with some inorganic parts. See the entry in Wikipedia (<a name="W195W"></a><A HREF = "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyborg" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>).</li><li>Compare and contrast with <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_51.htm">Android</A><SUP>4</SUP>, which is a humanoid robot. </li><li>See also <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_47.htm">Siliconisation</A><SUP>5</SUP>, the <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">TE</A><SUP>6</SUP> wherein we have the gradual replacement of (human) neural tissue with microchips while  allegedly  preserving consciousness. </li><li>And again, connect to <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1176.htm">Chimeras</A><SUP>7</SUP>. <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17802_8">In this case</A></U><SUB>8</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17802_8"></A>, biological material from other animals is merged with human tissue to provide an enhancement. </li><li>All of the above is beloved of the <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_939.htm">Transhumanists</A><SUP>9</SUP>, who want to enhance the human condition by all means possible, even if this means that humans are no longer  strictly speaking  <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_74.htm">human beings</A><SUP>10</SUP>. </li><li>My interest in Cyborgs stems from the impact of their possibility on the truth of <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">Animalism</A><SUP>11</SUP>. </li><li>If we are (human) <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_30.htm">animals</A><SUP>12</SUP>, would we continue to exist if increasingly enhanced by technological implants and extensions. I see no immediate problem  just a bit more along the lines of spectacles & hip replacements. But no doubt there would eventually become a tipping point when we become more inorganic than organic. Our <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_91.htm">persistence conditions</A><SUP>13</SUP> would then be mixed between those of <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_113.htm">organisms</A><SUP>14</SUP> and <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_52.htm">artefacts</A><SUP>15</SUP>. Or is the situation better described by us shrinking (if our parts are replaced) or  if the technological parts are add-ons  remaining unchanged. Currently we re unchanged by our spectacles, but hip replacements become part of us. Is this not so?</li><li>For a page of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17802_16">Links</A></U><SUB>16</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17802_16"></A> to this Note, <a href="Notes_66_Links.htm">Click here</a>.</li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17802_17">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>17</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17802_17"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17802_18">include</A></U><SUB>18</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17802_18"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16893.htm">Grossman (Lev), Kurzweil (Ray) - 2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal</A>", Grossman</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23360.htm">Hawthorne (John X.) - Are You Ready For The Cyborg Technology Coming In 2018?</A>", Hawthorne</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22749.htm">Iida (Fumiya) - Could we build a Blade Runner-style  replicant ?</A>", Iida</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17206.htm">Jones (D. Gareth) - A Christian Perspective on Human Enhancement</A>", Jones</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22268.htm">Mayor (Adrienne) - Bio-techne</A>", Mayor</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6513.htm">O'Connell (Mark) - To be a Machine</A>", O Connell</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15973.htm">Alexander (Denis) - Enhancing humans or a new creation?</A>", Alexander</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6715.htm">Clark (Andy) - Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence</A>", Clark<BR>&rarr; <a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23243.htm">Erickson (Mark) - Review of Andy Clark's 'Natural-Born Cyborgs'</A>", Erickson<BR>&rarr; <a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4531.htm">Shipley (G.J.) - Review of Andy Clark's 'Natural-Born Cyborgs'</A>", Shipley</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20821.htm">Clark (Andy) - Re-Inventing Ourselves: The Plasticity of Embodiment, Sensing, and Mind</A>", Clark</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6464.htm">Clark (Andy) - That Special Something: Dennett on the Making of Minds and Selves</A>", Clark</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17207.htm">CSC WG - Human Enhancement  A Discussion Document</A>", CSC WG</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20183.htm">Kaku (Michio) - The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind (YouTube Lecture)</A>", Kaku</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20839.htm">Miah (Andy) - Justifying Human Enhancement: The Accumulation of Biocultural Capital</A>", Miah</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16565.htm">Puccetti (Roland) - Conquest of Death</A>", Puccetti</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="13"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>19</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17802_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17802_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (04/05/2018 12:25:55). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_66.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17802_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17802_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17802_8"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17802_8"><B>Footnote 8</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>There are other situations where human tissue is to be harvested from other animals  after genetic modification or other means  for the purpose of implantation. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17802_16"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17802_16"><B>Footnote 16</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>If only a  non-updating run has been made, the links are only one-way  ie. from the page of links to the objects that reference this Note by mentioning the appropriate key-word(s). The links are also only indicative, as they haven t yet been confirmed as relevant. </li><li>Once an updating run has been made, links are both ways, and links from this Notes page (from the  Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note and  Summary of Note Links to this Page sections) are to the  point of link within the page rather than to the page generically. Links from the  links page remain generic. </li><li>There are two sorts of updating runs  for Notes and other Objects. The reason for this is that Notes are archived, and too many archived versions would be created if this process were repeatedly run. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17802_17"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17802_17"><B>Footnote 17</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17802_18"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17802_18"><B>Footnote 18</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-13T13:19" pubdate>13/08/2018 13:19:53</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>