<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Clark (Andy) - Re-Inventing Ourselves: The Plasticity of Embodiment, Sensing, and Mind (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_20/PaperSummary_20821.htm">Re-Inventing Ourselves: The Plasticity of Embodiment, Sensing, and Mind</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/C/Author_Clark (Andy).htm">Clark (Andy)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: More & Vita-More - The Transhumanist Reader, Part III - Chapter 11</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20821.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PapersToNotes_20821.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Editors <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P20821_1">Abstract</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P20821_1"></A></u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>In a new essay Andy Clark, author of <em>Natural-Born <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_66.htm">Cyborgs</A><SUP>2</SUP>: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence</em>, considers how the merging of humans and machines will enable us to redesign ourselves for the better. </li><li>The options may include not only better bodies and improved senses but also reorganized mental architectures. This will be made possible not only by scientific and technological advancement but also by our native biological plasticity. </li><li>Clark argues that fear of enhancement results from a fundamentally misconceived vision of our own humanity. A more accurate vision recognizes that human minds and bodies are open to deep and transformative restructuring, in which new physical and cognitive equipment can become literally incorporated into the thinking and acting systems that we identify as minds and persons. </li><li>Clark calls this aspect of ourselves "profoundly embodied agency." Understanding profound embodiment helps us to address questions and fears concerning converging technologies for improving human performance. </li></ol> </FONT><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P20821_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P20821_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: Taken from <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20804.htm">More (Max) & Vita-More (Natasha) - Transhumanism: Human Enhancement: The Cognitive Sphere - Introduction</A>". <BR><BR><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><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</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="2018-08-02T09:26" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:26:08</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>