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Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Atlantic Online | July/August 2009 | Get Smarter | Jamais Cascio

The Atlantic Online | July/August 2009 | Get Smarter | Jamais Cascio

Most people don’t realize that this process is already under way. In fact, it’s happening all around us, across the full spectrum of how we understand intelligence. It’s visible in the hive mind of the Internet, in the powerful tools for simulation and visualization that are jump-starting new scientific disciplines, and in the development of drugs that some people (myself included) have discovered let them study harder, focus better, and stay awake longer with full clarity. So far, these augmentations have largely been outside of our bodies, but they’re very much part of who we are today: they’re physically separate from us, but we and they are becoming cognitively inseparable. And advances over the next few decades, driven by breakthroughs in genetic engineering and artificial intelligence, will make today’s technologies seem primitive. The nascent jargon of the field describes this as “ intelligence augmentation.” I prefer to think of it as “You+.”

1 Comments:

At Monday, August 24, 2009 at 4:30:00 AM EDT, Blogger Carol said...

Study hard'focus better, and stay awake longer with full clarity wow theses are golden words!!
Carol
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