Kathleen Hayles:

March 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

If my nightmare is a culture inhabited by posthumans who regard their bodies as fashion accessories rather than the ground of being, my dream is a version of the posthuman that embraces the possibilities of information technologies without being seduced by fantasies of unlimited power and disembodied immortality, that recognizes and celebrates finitude as a condition of human being, and that understands human life is embedded in a material world of great complexity, one on which we depend for our continued survival.

— Katherine Hayles inĀ How We Became Posthuman,
Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics
(1999)

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