File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0112, message 44

Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 22:40:24 -0600
Subject: Re: more on cyborgs and the inhuman

hbone wrote:
>      Computers, satellites, and rockets have cyborgian elements
>      which assure diabolical
>      and  accurate means of delivery, not to mentioned perfectly
>      programmed religious fanatics for whom martydom is the path
>      to Paradise.


One of the things I want to emphasize here is that my interpretation of
what I am calling the cyborg isn't along these lines. I see it as
immanent (we have always been cyborgs) and not external or new.  

This leads back to your earlier post and the comments you made. I don't
think dualism is necessary in terms of actor/concept -
organism/environment. Also the question for me isn't eliminating greedy
person or refuting the philosophy of neo-liberalism, but how do we
transform the existing structure. I think the machinic anthropology I am
proposing may help work through some of these issues.


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