Donna Haraway in her ‘A cyborg manifesto’ (1991) claims that she does not ‘know of any other time in history when there was a greater need for political unity to confront effectively the dominations of ‘race’, ‘gender’, ‘sexuality’ and ‘class”. I would argue that twenty-five years ago, when the paper was written, ‘we’ (the consciously coalesced) were probably better off; tolerance and understanding seems to be in short supply as societies break away and advocate to build walls. 📷 @natgeo January 2017 issue. #mscedc February 01, 2017 at 09:28PM
— Chenée Psaros (@Cheneehey) January 31, 2017
Can ‘[c]yborg replication’ ever be ‘uncoupled from organic reproduction’? (Haraway 1991)
Haraway, D (1991) “A cyborg manifesto” from Bell, David; Kennedy, Barbara M (eds), The cyber cultures reader pp.34-65, London Routledge
— Chenée Psaros (@Cheneehey) January 30, 2017
I thought this was interesting for 2012, it’s almost 5 years after these first predictions were made. I thought it was amusing to see how some of the predictions have come true, like a computer will know what we like to eat better than we do ourselves.