mechanomorphism

mechanomorphism

(ˌmɛkənəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm)
n
the ascription to a nonmechanical thing, such as a person or the universe, of qualities similar to those of machines

mechanomorphism

the concept that God is a mechanical force and that the universe is governed by natural laws. Cf. deism.mechanomorphic, adj.
See also: God and Gods
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Mechanomorphism, observes biologist and futurist Elisabet Sahtouris, was invented by just one species, anthropos, and is, therefore, "a kind of secondhand anthropomorphism" (quoted on 63).
And they elicit the same from their human partners: Machine and human mirror each other, anthropomorphism meeting mechanomorphism, and the result is a distinctive form of sensuality--perverse, vaguely disturbing, but endlessly fascinating--that literally embodies the Italian philosopher Mario Perniola's call for a new human able "to give oneself as a thing that feels and to take a thing that feels.
1989) Mechanomorphism and Perceptions of Computer Communication Partners.