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Postscripts: Ground Zero

Technology, more successfully than anything you will find in here, is destructing and reconstructing our cartographies of thought. If folk psychology were ever to face its nemesis, then it has already done so in technology. The delicacies of its semantically coherent systems, quaintly obsolete as the agent, his intentions, his desires, his beliefs are consigned to the graveyard for redundant theories. It is of no surprise that eliminative materialism has finally become a viable argument with the advent of the neuro-computational model. Technology (genetic sive computer engineering) does not render the agent obsolete; instead, it is the agent as defined that fades into oblivion. It is as though we have failed to register that our theories and terms are as much historical and revisable as those technologies which constitute them.