Opening Pandora's box: How technologies of communication and cognition may be shifting towards a 'psycho-civilized society'

Kingsley Dennis

Abstract


Increasingly there are indications that the uses of wireless technologies have been developed to target an individual's biological body, with specific focus upon the neuronal functioning of the brain. In this paper I examine how some of these uses have had detrimental effects, and what this implies for both present and upcoming developments for particular wireless/sensor technologies. I consider whether this is not shifting dangerously towards a psycho-civilised society, where greater emphasis is placed upon social control and pre-emptive strategies.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i2.2084



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