Futuring Human Mobility


For generations, the German world market leader in prosthetics, Ottobock, has been helping people regain their mobility. To mark Ottobock’s 100th anniversary, this book presents Hans Georg Näder’s vision on human mobility. Concept and realisation by Thomas Huber.

What role do digitalisation, artificial intelligence, cyborgs and robotics play in the future of man and his body? Does man remain human when he expands his physical and mental abilities with technological modifications? And does he retain the upper hand over artificial intelligence, which at some point will be far superior to him? Futuring Human Mobility deals with these questions and their philosophical, ethical, social, political, economic and medical implications in our changing, diverse global community.

Futuring Human Mobility brings together interviews, essays, literary and artistic contributions from 40 international experts and personalities. Texts by Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio, Heike Fuhlbrügge, Peter Glaser, Yuval Noah Harari, Eckart von Hirschhausen, Thomas Huber, Hans Georg Näder, Julia Näder, Helga Nowotny, Wolfgang Schäuble, Mark C. Schneider, Gerhard Steidl and Stefan Thurner; Interviews with Sonia Blandford, Dorothee Blessing, David Chipperfield, Philip Craven, Hans Dietl, Axel Ekkernkamp, EVA & ADELE, Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Dietrich Grönemeyer, Stefan W. Hell, Hugh Herr, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Peter Kägi, Catrin Misselhorn, Georgia Näder, Chandran Nair, Carsten Nicolai, Sophie de Oliveira Barata, Heinrich Popow, Neo Rauch, Martine Rothblatt, Doug Saunders, Michael Schäfer, Philipp Thesen, Gorden Wagener, Kevin Warwick and Ranga Yogeshwar; Illustrations by Daniel Ramírez Pérez; Photos by Christoph Neumann.

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