I know, I know,

the course is over. But here is an interesting article from The New York Times about post-humanism.


Post-human indeed

The age of the cyborg,” Jonathan Stray, Columbia Journalism Review (Fall/Winter 2016):

Quietly and without the fanfare of their robot cousins, the cyborgs are coming to journalism. And they’re going to win, because they can do things that neither people nor programs can do alone.

Asimov revisited

We gave Asimov short shrift in class last week as we were running out of time, so I offer you this blog post about an interview he did in the 1980s in which he addresses some of the topics we have touched upon: “Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society.” Decades on, a lot of what he says is still topical.