I happened to read about posthumanism recently, and it's been a fascinating journey. The philosophy really pushes the boundaries of our understanding of what it means to be human, especially in this age of AI.

The idea of attributing agency and consciousness to machines, concepts traditionally reserved for humans, is both exciting and challenging. It forces us to reconsider our definitions of identity, consciousness, and even sentience. If a machine can mimic human behavior to the point of being indistinguishable from a human, does that make it human? Or does it merely reflect the complexity of its programming?

In my opinion, the essence of being human goes beyond our cognitive abilities. It encompasses our emotions, experiences, creativity, and social interactions.

It's a complex issue with no easy answers, but it's definitely worth exploring as we continue to advance in AI and cognitive science. I am looking forward to seeing how our understanding of human identity evolves in this age of AI

I'm also really looking forward to reading more posts in the series. It's a fascinating topic!

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Thanks for the comment! I use cognition as shorthand for cognition + emotion + the mental end of social interactions, so point well taken.

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