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We know what we are, but not what we may be

Dennis Schauffer
The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa | Vol 2, No 2 | a285 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/td.v2i2.285 | © 2006 Dennis Schauffer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 March 2016 | Published: 11 April 2006

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Dennis Schauffer, Department of Drama and Theatre Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; Department of Visual Arts and Design, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa

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This essay attempts to trace a personal journey from a liberal humanist stance to an awareness of non-dualism within the altering landscape of contemporary advances in technology. My fundamental argument is that the single inimitable characteristic of human consciousness is an ability to encompass non-dual thought and that this capacity can a priori not be copied, scanned or uploaded into an informational matrix that operates through bi-polar antimonies.


Non-dualism; technology; bi-polar antimonies; posthuman; cyborgs; transhumanism; linear logic; virtual reality; Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu


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