Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Cyborg" is just a technological metaphor for the Supramental Being

Re: Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto (Carolyn Keen)
by ned on Fri 25 Apr 2008 01:15 PM PDT Profile Permanent Link

When I read about Donna Haraway, I immediately saw the similarities to the Mother's statements about how women need to start growing out of their need for male protection and biological motherhood. However, I feel that the transhumanist feminists are really missing out by not bringing spirituality into the picture -- as the Mother said, the spiritual solution is really the only solution to the problems of feminism.

For me the "Cyborg" is just a technological metaphor for the Supramental Being, and totally inadequate compared to the latter, of course. The Cyborg is still going to be finite and is still going to have to deal with the disharmonies and divisions that are part and parcel of this manifest existence. Even a technologically enhanced body will be finite and subject to entropy. And for every problem the Cyborg solves it's possible that it will create a new one because we can't predict all the possibilities of our new technologies. So these are short-term solutions at best.

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