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.
Est, R. van, with assistance of V. Rerimassie, I . van Keulen & G. Dorren (translation K. Kaldenbach). Intimate technology: The battle for our body and behaviour. The Hague, Rathenau Instituut 2014.
Original title: Intieme technologie: de slag om ons lichaam en gedrag.