In Virilio's The Art of the Motor, Stelios Arcadiou argues that he is "trying to extend the body's capabilities through technology"
(109). Much like his technology invading the body proper from the
the devices attached to the net accomplish their invasion through
visual and auditory channels. Expanding to connect our bodies through other senses moves closer to
what Virilio calls the "Hyperactive Man (sic)" (119)--extended
in a myriad of different ways.
On one level, then, it's fairly easy to look at the devices on the net as
superflous--nothing more than the ability to
watch through the neighbor's bedroom window. On another level, as mentioned
earlier, it's about redefining ourselves and our relationship to our machines. The Web is a battleground for who and what we would become.