Computerized machines can be found in many forms and all around
us - in our pockets, and even sometimes in our body. For many of
us, they are now essential elements of everyday life.
When it comes to smartphones, connected objects, medical digital
devices and e-health, these digital tools have proliferated in our
environment, continually transforming our modes of social
organization. They act as prostheses and orthotics that "enhance"
our cognitive capacities and influence our inherent behaviors.
Are digital tools that perpetually envelop the body and the spirit
able to overwhelm the social order? Could our cognitive prosthetics
lead to permanent, radical change to our society, which could
become similar to a hive? This book explores this reflection, which
is at the center of social research on digital tools.
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