Mind Amplifier: Can Our Digital Tools Make Us Smarter?

Mind Amplifier: Can Our Digital Tools Make Us Smarter?

by Howard Rheingold
     
 

Instead of asking whether the Web is making us stupid, Howard Rheingold turns that lens around and asks how designing and using digital media mindfully could make us smarter. What if humans could build tools that leverage our ability to think, communicate, and cooperate? Humans invented social learning, speech, writing, alphabets, printing, computers, and the Internet…  See more details below

Overview

Instead of asking whether the Web is making us stupid, Howard Rheingold turns that lens around and asks how designing and using digital media mindfully could make us smarter. What if humans could build tools that leverage our ability to think, communicate, and cooperate? Humans invented social learning, speech, writing, alphabets, printing, computers, and the Internet, which means we should be systematically directing the evolution of intellectual augmentation. "Mind Amplifier: Can Our Digital Tools Make Us Smarter?" examines the origins of digital mind-extending tools, and then lays out the foundations for their future. Rheingold proposes an applied, interdisciplinary science of mind amplification. He unveils a new protocol for developing techno-cognitive-social technologies that embrace empathy, mindfulness, and compassion � elements lacking from existing digital mind-tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015643879
Publisher:
TED Conferences, LLC
Publication date:
09/26/2012
Series:
TED Books , #21
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
870,202
File size:
684 KB

Meet the Author

Howard Rheingold is a tech veteran, writer, critic and teacher who focuses on the social and political implications of modern communication media, including the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities (a term he is credited with inventing).

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