• Question: Do you think with the advances of modern technology we will become cyborgs

    Asked by shohail to Yee Whye, Valerie, Nick, Mackenzie, Lin, Jun, Jacob, Brian, Anna on 18 Nov 2019.
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      Yee Whye Teh answered on 18 Nov 2019:

      Well we kinda are cyborgs already. Cyborgs are organisms with technological extensions. We live in a technological world, and so much of our lives depend on technology, e.g. smart phones, TVs, cars, buses, factories, central heating, internet etc etc. What’s important is not whether we depend on technology, but whether we allow our lives to be controlled by other people or by constraints of current technologies, or we take control of how we live and what are we living for. Technology can help us live better lives, or it can detract us from our true selves.