Hybridization involves integration of symbolic and material elements in human activity. Human history involves increasing hybridization of natural kinds. This can be seen in terms like ‘databank’, ‘gene synthesizer’, ‘ozone hole’. Even fishes are not mere fishes anymore but artificially bred and cultivated beings with many novel characteristics that do not exist in nature. The emergence of knowledge-laden, more and more intelligent, autonomous, and self-regulating digital artefacts characterizes trialogical knowledge practices of our time. Cf. Knowledge artefact.

See also Hybrids.

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