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The New Materialism and Post-Humanist Studies

The New Materialism and Post-Humanist Studies

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Sait Yılmaz
İstanbul Esenyurt University


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Yılmaz, Sait. 2023. “The New Materialism and Post-Humanist Studies”. Ilahiyat Studies 14 (1):203-32. https://doi.org/10.12730/is.1284715.


Through revolutionary developments in science and technology, human beings arrived at the stage of exceeding “being human”. In our time, from a human model that utilizes machines, we will move to the human-machine, in which the human is reinforced by the machine and eventually becomes a type of human exploited by machines. The “Internet of Things” represents the early model of the mega digital machine of humans. The “thing” that is now an article will be a human being in the future. In the new world order, with the exception of those on the top, the elites who represent “technocratic dictatorship”,[1] there will be no more Homo sapiens (Human 1.0), “individual”, “master”, or “independent person”. Approximately 7-8 million people will not need to be trans-human; that is, they will protect their independent roots. The others will race for improvement, and despite being exposed to death, they will be subject to a depopulation (population reduction) program. As in the pandemic period, people will be told that it is to their benefit, but they will not have the right to choose. The program of human development will target humankind. In short, given the tsunami of crisis produced by the new technological materialism, world politics will go beyond being the mediator of the manipulation of the elite. In the current ideological dimension, discussions will focus on the new materialism and post-humanist studies to investigate the future of the world in an ongoing technological revolution and its effects on human beings subject to the transformation of their lives manipulated by world elites.

Keywords: New materialism, post-humanism, technology, human beings, Internet of Things




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