Reintroducing the Cyborg Concept to Explain Internet-Related Safety Issues

Tommaso BertolottiUniversity of Pavia, Italy
Lorenzo MagnaniUniversity of Pavia, Italy

Abstract

This paper advocates a re-introduction of the notion of cyborg in order to acquire a new perspective on studies concerning the development of human cognition in highly technological environments. In particular, we will show how the notion of cyborg properly engages cognitive issues that have a powerful resonance especially as far as social cognition is concerned, and may consequently provide a new tool for tackling the emergent safety issues concerning sociality mediated by the Internet, and the moral panic occasionally surrounding it.

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