Thursday, July 23, 2009

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] R: Re: ethnic cyborg

Just a quick note about "enhanced" (human)bodies.

We always consider the cyborg with "techno-mechanical"
components. At the moment, it is the Tour de France in
France, one of the most, if not the most, cyclist
competition in the world. And with the (at least, some)
athletes taking "drugs" or "enhancing" their body capacity
via bio-techno-chemical means (= much more sophisticated
than the "usual" drugs like steroid and amphetamins).

Today, it can be said that quite a lot of people are
actually "enhanced" humans, but not necessarily through
mechanical prosthetis but through chemical ones. Of courses,
it is obvious in sport at a high level of competition. We
hear a lot about it in the media during the big world
events. But it is also true in low level sport practice,
with people taking various kind of products and ... in many
working environments, where cocain and other kinds of drugs
not necessarily illegal are used to "keep on" with the mad
pace and working stress.

The future (current) cyborg might be more chemical than
mechanical ....



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