HCII Seminar Series

Blur - The Disappearing Lines Between Us and The Technologies We Create

As digital technologies become increasingly powerful, pervasive, mobile and networked, the lines between humans and machines, biology and technology, reality and virtual reality will become more and more blurred. Eventually they may disappear altogether. Very soon we will find ourselves moving through, and rapidly evolving within, a digital ecology as complex as anything conjured the natural world. Where are current trends leading? Over the millennia what has been the relationship between us and the tools we create? Will we use the power of emerging digital technologies to amplify our humanity, or will the technologies we are now creating eventually remake us in their own image and likeness? Come join Chip Walter for a fun and thought-provoking exploration of the co-evolution of humans and machine.
For More Information, Please Contact: 
Catherine Copetas, copetas@cs.cmu.edu