Psych. 48: Technology, Self, and Society
Prof. Ken Gergen
Week 6: From Persons to Cyborgs
due Oct. 20, 1999
"...the mathematician and SF author Vernor Vinge maintains that cybernetic evolution will give rise to a 'greater than human intelligence' between 2005 and 2030, at which point ultra-intelligent machine life will assume control of its own destiny, producing ever smarter progeny at an ever faster pace. The inevitable result, he argues, will be the ascent of a superevolved, technologically enhanced posthumanity."
-Mark Dery, Escape Velocity, p.9