Taxis park along the footpath in Adelaide, Australia. Alva Noe asks: Do taxi apps make people interact less — or better — with their drivers? sasimoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption sasimoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Can We Eliminate The Human Element? September 1, 2017 Musician David Byrne invites us, in an MIT Technology Review essay, to see that we have a choice: We don't need to opt for more isolation. Alva Noë asks: As humans, is more isolation even an option?