AUGMENTING HUMAN INTELLECT: A Conceptual Framework NOTE: This paper by Douglas Engelbart lays out the theoretical foundations to his subsequent. Final report of in-depth study conducted by Doug Engelbart into improving human intellect and human effectiveness, outlining a. Douglas Engelbart: “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework” Alberto Boem Interface Culture Master Course Kunstuniversität Linz.

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A system like the one artifacts, language and methodology [1]. If this is so, and as we know that power of selection can be amplified, it seems to follow that intellectual power, like physical power, can be amplified. We’re used to this, but that doesn’t mean we understand it.

Man-computer symbiosis is a subclass of man-machine systems. A Conceptual Framework Questions Is there a theory of how humans and machines work together? A detailed conceptual framework explores the nature of the system composed of the individual and the tools, concepts, humaj methods that match his basic capabilities to his problems. Can we find principles that will help us design more ddouglas human-machine systems? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

But structuring it linearly forces the writer to impose a narrative on it. It’s more a cool-headed manifesto than a typical paper. The means is a sort of social interface.

Mike Kovner marked it as to-read Jul 23, I take that to mean that Engelbart accomplished his goals, and it’s kind of exciting to think that we have already augmented ourselves – and will continue to do so. Because not only the intelligence resulting from a cooperation augmmenting individuals is greater than a single intelligence, but 6.


Augmenting his nervous cells.

Bionics Biomimicry Biomedical engineering Brain—computer interface Cybernetics Distributed cognition Genetic engineering Human ecosystem Human enhancement Intelligence amplification Mind uploading. If the symbols are well-designed, there is the potential for emergent, collective behaviour, and new forms of meaning as with language.

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Both the language used by a culture, and the capability for effective intellectual activity are directly affected during their evolution by the means by which individuals control the external manipulation of symbols. Postgenderism Cyborg anthropology Cyborg art. Can we think of characteristics that douglax a small change will have an especially large impact? But because, of a synergistic structure that involve individuals with the mission for example, technology changing this system should be ‘open’ as of develop augmented means with the aid of some technological possible, doiglas a continuos process of changing: The slides should be regarded as brief, rough and very!

For society through it.

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hunan Tony rated it liked it Engeobart 17, To ask other readers questions about Augmenting Human Intellectplease sign up. I suspect much of its popularity is due to one piece of symbol structuring it does: Nur marked it as to-read Oct 03, Possible sources of inspiration may come hujan Augmenting Human Intellect by Douglas C.

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For Engelbart these means are augmented because they symbolic structures to serve the mental structure. For first, Engelbart state that is a are planted the ‘conceptual seeds’ that will augmentting and the fruits of priority to find out the factors that limit the effectiveness of which will be the internet, the hypertext, the World Wide Web and human information-handling capabilities for solving aufmenting. Let no one say that it cannot be done, for the gene-patterns do it every time they form a brain that grows up to be something better than the gene-pattern could have specified in detail.

Army he Engelbart use the example of an augmented architect at work. Hard for an unaided human.

Both had a view of how computers could be used that was both at odds with the then-prevalent views which saw them as devices principally useful for computationsand key proponents of the way in which computers are now used as generic adjuncts to humans.