Whereas lizards have the extraordinary ability to regenerate lost limbs – meaning that if the lizard loses a limb through conflict with a predator, it will grow back – people have a perhaps even more extraordinary ability to extent themselves with technological limbs: shoes, cars, bikes, warm winter coats, cellphones.
Mobile phones are a good example of a victorious second nature that becomes a first nature. Although they were introduced relatively recently, almost everyone carries a mobile device, and when you accidentally leave your house without your phone it feels naked, almost like you have been amputated, and you quickly run back to your house to grasp your missing limb – your cell phone – of the table.
Foda, né?! Fico pensando sobre cada vez mais usamos aparelhos que expandem nossas memórias, mediam nossas experiências e até mesmo tomam conta de nossos filhos (popularmente conhecido como TV). E estamos cada vez mais conectados fisica-emocionalmente com todo esse aparado mediador das reais experiências com o mundo real.