What Remains of Us

27 Pages Posted: 29 Feb 2024

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Florian Neukart

Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science

Anders Indset

Independent

Date Written: February 10, 2024

Abstract

This paper investigates the merging of technology with human life, highlighting how this union transforms what it means to be human. It examines the shift from our natural state to enhanced conditions enabled by technological progress. The focus is on the significant alterations in our physical bodies, mental capacities, and how we interact within society. We address the ethical, social, and philosophical challenges this integration presents, especially regarding identity and the future direction of our species. By examining various disciplines, we discuss the advancements that allow for improved human functions and the emergence of new digital life forms. This analysis aims to identify what aspects of our humanity will persist as we become more intertwined with technology, suggesting a future where these innovations augment our abilities and deepen our sense of community and belonging. By exploring the trajectory of human-technology integration, we offer insights into managing these transitions to enhance human well-being and ensure a more inclusive and fair world.

Keywords: Human-Technology Integration, Biomedical Engineering, Digital Consciousness, Ethical Implications of Technology, Future of Human Identity

Suggested Citation

Neukart, Florian and Indset, Anders, What Remains of Us (February 10, 2024). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4723420 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4723420

Florian Neukart (Contact Author)

Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science ( email )

Snellius Gebouw, Niels Bohrweg 1
Leiden, 2333 CA
Netherlands

Anders Indset

Independent

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