Are You a Cyborg?

It sounds like a crazy question, right? Like something straight out of science fiction.

Are you reading this on your smartphone by any chance?

In the video above, Shots of Awe explores the idea that perhaps we’re all already cyborgs. It is argued that the reason for this is that our technology functions as an extension of our selves. When you take out your phone and search the internet, the information is presented to you instantly. It is as if it is part of your mind.

Many thinkers argue that these tools are just an extension of our selves, “extending our thought, reach and vision”, and that they are just another part of us, like our arms, our eyes or our brains. Our use of technology becomes so immediate and omnipresent that it becomes an important part of who we are. Why not check out the video and see what you think?

Facts about the ubiquity of technology.

  • 91% of all adults have their phones within arm’s reach every hour of every day.
  • Every minute 100 hours of content is uploaded to YouTube by individual users.
  • The average 21-year-old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, sent 250,000 emails, instant messages and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on a mobile phone alone.
  • There are 350 million Snapchat messages sent daily.

Source(s): Shots of Awe