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Posthuman MetamorphosisNarrative and Systems$
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Bruce Clarke

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823228508

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.001.0001

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Conclusion: the Neocybernetic Posthuman

Conclusion: the Neocybernetic Posthuman

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(p.193) Conclusion: the Neocybernetic Posthuman
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Posthuman Metamorphosis
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Bruce Clarke

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.003.0008

Posthumanism recognizes the human as one among numberless other situations of complexity. Human technologies have produced a hypercomplex environment for which humanist distinctions between the natural, the human, and the technological are increasingly nonfunctional. Cybernetics has allowed us to embed mechanisms within our bodies and to insert vast mechanical and computational systems into the world around us. The posthuman does not transcend the human as the discourse of the human has imagined transcendence; it is rather the neocybernetic posthuman transcends the vision of disconnection that isolated the human for so long in its own conceit of uniqueness. The neocybernetic posthuman is the human metamorphosed by reconnection to the worldly and systemic conditions of its evolutionary possibility.

Keywords:   posthumanism, posthuman, cybernetics, technologies, neocybernetic, transcendence, human

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