Automatisms and Naturoids

  • Massimo NegrottiEmail author
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 4)


There is a region of the “naturoids kingdom”, called the region of automatisms, which is found at the boundary between conventional technology and the technology of naturoids. We can find examples of automatisms dating back to ancient times, including the Egyptian technology of the pyramids. What dominates in this area is what we could define as the principle of substitution, the substitution of a technological device for actions once carried out by man.


Strict Sense Technological Device Natural Performance Conventional Technology Artificial Porter 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DISC-LCA, Lab for the Culture of the ArtificialUniversità di Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’UrbinoItaly

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