Cyberphilosophy | The Art of Human Meets Digital® Thinking
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Alfonso E. Chávez self-adopted the term Cyberphilosophy in 2017 while attending Columbia University graduate school in Paris, France while reflecting upon his passion for Philosophy, Economics, Technology, Integrative Medicine, Arts & Sciences, Public & Private Policy, and Executive Management. Alfonso wanted to describe his ideal academic / career path in a single word that synthesizes the many disciplines that he draws from to serve "the greater good." Cyberphilosophy was the perfect word to encompass the Human Meets Digital® holistic journey while attending graduate school. Of note, the term itself was first introduced by James H. Moor and Terrell Ward Bynum in 2003.
While at Columbia University in Paris, on a beautiful fall day in September Alfonso was inspired to elevate the consciousness of executive leadership, servant leadership and management. As Alfonso walked through Paris reminiscing on French philosophers he conceived enjoining the term Cyber & Philosopher to better describe to people the role of a technology executive working to serve the "greater good" of an organization / community. To have walked the same streets of philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), Michel Foucault (1926-1984), Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir better known as Marie Beauvoir (1908-1986), Albert Camus (1913-1960), Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), René Descartes (1596-1650), Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire (1694-1778), Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte, better known as Auguste Comte (1798-1857), Montesquieu (1689-1755) and others set Alfonso on a new intellectual and professional journey of servant leadership.
Reminiscing in Paris is surreal especially if you find yourself at a historical cafés where amazing minds and spirits of humanity gathered to think out loud. Ernest Hemingway wrote, “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”
The Art of Human Meets Digital® thinking, therefore, embodies a poetic belief that human beings and technology are evolving profound Human Meets Digital® neuro-kinetic relationships that are transforming human biology and neurology outside the boundaries of our traditional existence and existentialism.
More on this later, but for now let's agree-to-agree that our good friend René Descarte really meant to impart upon humanity the concept of "I compute therefore I am..." ;-)