Monday June 19 2006

Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence 

Terry Dartnell

Recent research in cognitive science strongly suggests that we are cyborgs. Not that we will become cyborgs one day, but that we are cyborgs already.  

We are cyborgs in the sense that we have augmented and amplified our minds with cognitive technologies—technologies that make us characteristically and distinctively human and that set us as apart as a species.  We are so deeply enmeshed in these technologies that removing them would be akin to brain damage.  And the process is speeding up.

  • Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (see here for a map; parking is available on Berwick St next door)
  • Refreshments: There will be complimentary drinks and nibblies following the talk, and Terry will be available to answer any questions.
  • Questions? Contact Jennifer (0408 796 357 or
  • A trancript of the talk is available here and an interview with Terry is available here

    Terry Dartnall is a senior lecturer in the School of Information and Communication Technology at Griffith University. His main research is in Artificial Intelligence and cognitive science, as well as human and machine creativity. He also writes fiction.

    Download a poster about the talk here (this is a high resolution pdf intended for printing (6 MB)) or here (this is a lower resolution pdf (2 MB)).