Cyberphilosophy | The Art of Human Meets Digital® Thinking
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Alfonso E. Chávez coined the term Cyberphilosophy in 2017 while attending Columbia University graduate school in Paris, France and reflecting upon his passion for Philosophy, Economics, Technology, Integrative Medicine, Arts & Sciences, Public & Private Policy, and Executive Management. Alfonso wanted to describe his ideal career path in a single word that synthesizes all of these disciplines in intellectual & professional discourse. Cyberphilosophy was the perfect word to encompass his Human Meets Digital® holistic journey and his interpersonal growth through his graduate school experience.
While at Columbia University, Alfonso spent many days walking the streets of Paris, and one beautiful fall day in September he was inspired by his classmates to elevate the conversation of executive leadership and management. The title of "Chief Executive Officer," or "Executive Chef" had become mundane and idiomatic and as Alfonso walked through Paris reminiscing on French philosophers he coined the term Cyberphilosopher. 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 was breathtaking, and set Alfonso on a new intellectual and professional journey.
Reminiscing in Paris is surreal especially if you find yourself having café at the historical cafés where amazing minds and spirits of humanity gathered to think out loud. "“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.” – Ernest Hemingway.
The Art of Human Meets Digital® thinking, therefore, embodies Alfonso's poetic belief that human beings and technology are evolving profound Human Meets Digital® neuro-physiologically 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 just agree to agree that what my good friend René Descarte really meant to say was "I compute therefore I am..." ;-)