Papers of BAS, Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 2, No 1-2, 2015

PHILOSOPHY

WHY WILL THE FACE OUTLIVE THE BODY, OR ON THE TECHNOLOGICAL FUTURE OF HUMAN EMBODIMENT?

Stoyan Stavru

Abstract: Little would remain of man without the face. But why is the face so important? To find the meaning of the face it suffices to ask ourselves what would we lose if we had no faces? The face is full of significant symbols and centers of meaning. Smile and tears live on the face. The sparkle of the eyes and the taste of the tongue are all there. The wrinkles on the forehead and the softness of the cheeks. The beauty of the lips and the pride of the chin. The curiosity of the nose and the fluttering eyelashes of flirtation.

The article discusses the importance of the human face and its future in the world of technology of Posthuman era.

Keywords: face, embodiment, body, personality, future, technologies