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Debates about technology are mostly staged in a grand setting: presented as the sinister toolkit of authoritarian organisations, or as the progressive fabric of the future. Yet everyone is involved in technology as part of every microscopic action in every humdrum life. How do theories about technology cope with this political spectrum? One option is to treat technology as we treat language and specifically use Wittgenstein’s language games as an analogy. So that technology, like language, becomes inseparable from us and an intimate part of us, and this merging of technology and the human transforms us all into cyborgs.
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|Keywords:||Technology; language; Plato; Socrates; Techne; Prometheus; Cyborg|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)|
|Depositing User:||John Monk|
|Date Deposited:||06 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2016 18:40|
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