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Cognitive Prosthetics
Derian, Maxime
2019ISTE, London, United Kingdom


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Keywords :
anthropology of digital; prosthetics & bionics; ergonomy & psychology
Abstract :
[en] Computerized machines can be found in many forms and all around us - in our pockets, and even sometimes in our body. For many of us, they are now essential elements of everyday life. When it comes to smartphones, connected objects, medical digital devices and e-health, these digital tools have proliferated in our environment, continually transforming our modes of social organization. They act as prostheses and orthotics that "enhance" our cognitive capacities and influence our inherent behaviors. Are digital tools that perpetually envelop the body and the spirit able to overwhelm the social order? Could our cognitive prosthetics lead to permanent, radical change to our society, which could become similar to a hive? This book explores this reflection, which is at the center of social research on digital tools.
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Derian, Maxime ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)
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Cognitive Prosthetics
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ISTE, London, United Kingdom
Elsevier, London, United Kingdom
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Collection name :
Health Industrialization Set
Focus Area :
Computational Sciences
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