With the global COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impacts, we have reached a nexus which places new emphasis on our understanding of ourselves and our relationship with others – other nations, other species, other worlds. A critical question is: Does this mean that our transition into the posthuman is complete? It is therefore with some interest that this Dialogue contribution approaches the review of Francesca Ferrando’s book (2019) titled Philosophical Posthumanism. Prior to and after the detailed review of the book, this Dialogue essay reflects on the precarity induced by the pandemic and possible socio-technological ways out of the current predicament.
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Tracy Harwood is Professor of Digital Culture at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, and manager of the university’s Usability Lab. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Higher Education Academy National Teacher Fellow. Her research focuses on the impacts of emerging technologies on society, business and communities, often involving practice-based approaches using mixed methods in transdisciplinary research designs.