Brain-controlled, non-invasive muscle stimulation allows chronic paraplegics to walk:
These images nicely show the effects of Technology: While the car augmented our ability to move, it amputated critical aspects of human behaviour/culture and destroyed urban spaces.
From "5 Types of Terrible Drivers, Driver’s Ed Manual, 1955": https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/5-types-of-terrible-drivers-a-dossier-from-a-1955-drivers-ed-manual #Ideas #Augmentation #Technology
Scientists create mind-controlled hearing aid: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/15/scientists-create-mind-controlled-hearing-aid "could transform ability of hearing-impaired to cope with noisy environments"
5 Types of Terrible Drivers: A Dossier from a 1955 Driver’s Ed Manual: https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/5-types-of-terrible-drivers-a-dossier-from-a-1955-drivers-ed-manual/ #Technology #Augmentation #Urban
Livewire: Against Automation, Against UBI, Against Capital:
Borg Complex: A Primer - by L. M. SACASAS (2013):
In his books Empire and Communication (1950) and The Bias of Communication (1951), the Canadian historian Harold Innis argued that all communication systems incorporate biases, which shape how people communicate and hence how they think. These biases can, in the long run, exert a profound influence over the organization of society and the course of history.
Is there an overarching bias to the advance of communication systems? Technology enthusiasts like Kelly would argue that there is — a bias toward greater freedom, democracy, and social harmony. As a society, we’ve largely embraced this sunny view. Harold Innis had a very different take. “Improvements in communication,” he wrote in The Bias of Communication, “make for increased difficulties of understanding.” He continued: “The large-scale mechanization of knowledge is characterized by imperfect competition and the active creation of monopolies in language which prevent understanding and hasten appeals to force.” Looking over recent events, I sense that Innis may turn out to be the more reliable prophet.
"Google filters out serendipity in favor of insularity. It douses the infectious messiness of a city with an algorithmic antiseptic." https://longreads.com/2014/09/30/your-inner-drone-the-politics-of-the-automated-future/ #Augmentation #Technology