· * Cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction.
· * The cyborg myth implies a sense of agency. It stands for shifting political and physical boundaries and thus causes us to question what is natural.
· * Technology and civilization subdue nature and bend human will. As nature melds with technology the borders become hard to distinguish and thus nature is not subdued but destroyed.
· * Privileges informational pattern over material instantiation, so that embodiment in a biological substrate is seen as an accident of history rather than an inevitability of life.
· * Considers consciousness as an epiphenomenona, as an evolutionary upstart trying to claim that it is the whole show when in actuality it is only a minor sideshow.
· * Thinks of the body as the original prosthesis we all learn to manipulate, so that extending or replacing the body with other prostheses becomes a continuation of a process that began before we were born.
· * Configures human being so that it can be seamlessly articulated with intelligent machines. In the posthuman, there are no essential differences or absolute demarcations between bodily existence and computer simulation, cybernetic mechanism and biological organism, robot teleology and human goals.