Extended Nervous System

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Definition

The extension of perception and sensory feedback outside the physical body. For example, one's perception changes when entering a vehicle by extending from the edges of the self to the edges of the vehicle. "The car [is thus an] extension of the foot instead of the car as a satellite part of the home: or the tendency for appliances to impose their presence as against the psychological need for 'cosy' or 'friendly' objects" (Elek 1968: 127).

One who runs a server and hosts websites has a nervous system that extends to those sites. When the site goes down, they may be physiologically affected. They are running an organism. Google Analytics is a sensing network that acts as an extended nervous system detecting clicks on the extension of one's identity.

Emotional circuits that give us pleasure. That we construct things in the world that help us do this, including social networks.

You get enough feedback to prove that the action is you, that that mechanical device is an extension of yourself.

Also See

Cyborg Security