Man As An Evolution Of The Machine
Timothy Taylor's The Artificial Ape offers a new evolutionary theory about technology and humans.
When we think about the evolution of technology, many offer a dystopian, bleak projection, whereby humans are controlled by machines. However, how would that view change if we chart the appearance of man as beginning with technology? This is the very premise that anthropologist and archaeologist Timothy Taylor explores in his book The Artificial Ape.
This position has, in fact, already circulated in academic circles for years with the likes of Gilbert Simondon and Rene Boirel. What Taylor expands upon is how this theory could have actually occurred through analysis of the archaeological finds.