Homo Technologicus: Threat or Opportunity?
AbstractHomo sapiens is entering a vital era in which the human-technology link is an inexorable trend. In this paper a look is taken as to how and why this is coming about and what exactly it means for both the posthuman species Homo technologicus and its originator Homo sapiens. Clearly moral and ethical issues are at stake. Different practical experimentation results that relate to the theme are described and the argument is raised as to why and how this can be regarded as a new species. A picture is taken of the status of cyborgs as it stands today but also how this will change in the near future, as the effects of increased technological power have a more dramatic influence. An important ultimate consideration is whether Homo technologicus will act in the best interests of Homo sapiens or not. This paper concludes that the answer is clear. View Full-Text
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Warwick, K. Homo Technologicus: Threat or Opportunity? Philosophies 2016, 1, 199-208.
Warwick K. Homo Technologicus: Threat or Opportunity? Philosophies. 2016; 1(3):199-208.Chicago/Turabian Style
Warwick, Kevin. 2016. "Homo Technologicus: Threat or Opportunity?" Philosophies 1, no. 3: 199-208.