Intimate technology - The battle for our body and behaviour

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The boundary between man and machine slowly begins to fade. Which begs the question: how close to the skin can technology become? And also: how far do we allow technology to go?

This essay aims to spark a wave of public and political debate about a series of new products already showered out over you, the volume of which will continue to increase during the coming years. This essay takes a serious look at the trend that technology is rapidly nesting itself in between us, very close to us and even within us, increasingly coming to know us and even receiving human traits. In short, we have become human-machine mixtures, cyborgs.

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Author:Rinie van Est, Virgil Rerimassie, Ira van Keulen, Gaston Dorren
Publication date:20-3-2014
Project:Intimate technology
Publication type:Report
Year of publication:2014
Place of publication:Den Haag
Publisher:Rathenau Instituut
Number of pages:47
Department:Technology Assessment

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