Berto Jongman: New Chapter in Story of Dehumanization

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Ends on a very pro-human note.

New Chapter in the Story of Dehumanization


Ilkka Vuorikuru

Ilkka Vuorikuru
Ethical Technology
, Posted: Dec 14, 2012

Last week I really thought that people like Francis Fukuyama and Jürgen Habermas have been right all along. Both have claimed in different writings that modern (and especially future) technology will cause our fragile human nature to deteriorate and in effect dehumanize us and our societies.[1]

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A person is an instance, self conscious instance, that can achieve happiness and understanding now and in the future. A neurone here or there is not something to worry about too much. In stead we should ready ourselves and our societies to leap beyond the body and of the person or the “I”.

The question is not what is happening to our brain (if anything) but how do we integrate it into the social media so that the end result is the same or better than we are now.

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