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What is Cyberception

Cyberpection = a new kind of human faculty of perception
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A new kind of human faculty is emerging. So we have a faculty of seeing, of testing, of hearing, so forth. But now we’re looking at augmented and integrated perception. We’re looking at the way in which machines or systems, better said, can extend our vision way out into space, way down into matter. can enable us to communicate very, very rapidly, to be both here and there and there and there all at the same time in a telematics system. Consequently, there is a new human faculty not the faculty of sight, of hearing taste, so on, but I call it ‘cyberception.’ That is this augmentation of the senses.
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Not simply making them faster or quicker or deeper which it does, but integrating all these senses into a new kind of sensibility and a new faculty. So we study that in this domain of cyberception. So we used to describe the human being in terms of vision within certain limits hearing within certain limits and so on and so forth. Now we understand that there’s not just an extension of the senses, but an integration of the senses. That’s what we study because the artist is about, in part, the nature of the senses. The sensory world and how it’s dealt with. So, this again, in my mind, brings us closer to the Tao, because the Tao is integrative.
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It’s all levels of deception at once and none of them. And I think that cyberception allows us, within our human capabilities, to penetrate the world in a much more integrated way.

A new kind of human faculty is emerging. So we have a faculty of seeing, of tasting, of hearing, so forth. We’re looking at the way in which machines or systems, better said, can extend our vision way out into space, way down into matter, and can enable us to communicate very, very rapidly, to be both here and there and there and there all at the same time in a telematics system, hence the concept of cyberception.

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