Smart devices have turned the evolutionary corner in terms of "who needs who." For the most part, the tool that we call technology uses us.
Our deepest attachments develop when we can show all of who we are and be accepted, and that includes romantic love. The crudely pixilated self of cyberspace can hardly represent the best of us.
2012-12-27-ambercasepullIt is clear that some advances in medical technologies fit the definition of a cyborg. But can the cyborg definition of "a symbiotic fusion of human and machine," be broadly applied to all of us?
Technology can't substitute for human interaction, and it never will. But it can ease the demands of caregiving in the early years, and buy everyone much needed time.