Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human IntelligenceÂ
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. Â
We are cyborgs in the sense that we have augmented and amplified our minds with cognitive technologiesâ€”technologies that make us characteristically and distinctively human and that set us as apart as a species. Â We are so deeply enmeshed in these technologies that removing them would be akin to brain damage. Â And the process is speeding up.
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.