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Sherry Turkle

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are we not already cyborgs? i say that that i am programmed to do x y and z. i say that really pushes my buttons. i say i need to recharge my batteries. in our language we are cyborgs already, what about IRL?

being cyborg involves an in-between. not this or that but this and that.

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a computer extends myself. we are bonded to our machines whether we think about it that way or not. whether a lifesaving pacemaker or implant, a smart watch monitoring your heart rate, or a smartphone storing contact info. our machines are in us and we are in our machines. 

this is donna haraway's cyborg manifesto. there are many extremely valid feminist critiques of her work, but it serves as a place to start thinking about the cyborg self.