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1 Technology: A relationship between human and machine

2 Internet – constant distractions and interruptions – scattered and superficial thinkers Text with links < traditional linear text Multimedia presentations < sedate and focused manner People with many tasks are less creative and productive than people who do one thing at a time Does the Internet Make You Dumber ? Nicolas Carr, Wall Street Journal, June 5 2010 as in Nancy E. Dolahite and Julie Haun, Sourcework p 196-198

3 Patricia Greenfield: every medium develops some cognitive skills at the expense of others Cornell University experiment: student with internet- connected laptop much worse on a subsequent test of how well they retained the lectures content Stanford University experiment: heavy multi tasker performed poorly on various cognitive tests Michael Merzenich: the cellular structure of human brain adapts to the tools they use. ?

4 New forms of media have always caused moral panics –Power point reduces discourse to bullet point –Search engines lower human intelligence –Twitter shrinks human attention span Reality –Comic books (1950s) and video games (1990s) are accused of turning juveniles into delinquents vs declining in crime records –Television, radios, and rock videos vs IQ score roses continuously Mind Over Mass Media Steven Pinker, The New York Times,

5 Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons in The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intentions Deceive Us –The effects of experience are highly specific to the experiences themselves –Better at doing one thing but almost nothing else –Music doesnt make people better at math, brain-training games dont make people smarter Solution: develop strategies of self-control rather then bemoan to technology Knowledge is increasing exponentially; human brainpower and waking hours are not. Technologies help human to manage, search, and retrieve collective intellectual output at different scales.

6 The Animatrix Nine short animated stories – related with the Matrix Trilogy The Second Renaissance part 1 & 2 –Human vs Machine –Machine has the phyrric victory –The birth of new hybrid generations

7 Thank You

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