Is information placeless?

How augmented reality technology erases the human v machine boundary

In his 1963 book God and Golem, the founder of the cybernetics movement Norbert Wiener suggested a compelling thought experiment. Imagine cutting off someone’s hand, he wrote, but leaving intact the key muscles and nerves. Theoretically, a prosthesis could connect directly both to nerves and muscles, giving the subject control of the replacement organ as if it were real (I’m indebted to Thomas Rid for highlighting Wiener’s thought experiment in his new book, Rise of the Machines). ….[READ]

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