In his “Get Smarter,” Jamais Cascio urges his readers to change themselves and as the title of the article suggests, “get smarter”. Cascio. After reading Jamais Cascios article “Get Smarter” I’ve come to realize that our world really is a non stop cycle of evolving technology, and. In the article Get Smarter by Jamais Cascio he starts by talking about how in the past we have become smarter by having to adapt to different.

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Indeed, we humans are crazy about taking challenges because we enjoy the sense of accomplishment when we conquer difficult problems with our own strength and feel threatened when we have a much stronger alternative that can achieve what we try hard to achieve without an effort.

This phrase is important for the article because it is basically explaining how one day our brains are going to be able to run on a machine with very similar features and complexities. A user’s guide for the 21st century. The precision and empiricism that underlies these systems in turn forces us to become more adept at processing and incorporating this concision into our thought processes.

However, unlike the internet, humans do not have a built-in search engine that enables us to sift through vast quantities of information in a neat and orderly way. While the length wasn’t as great, the topic held my interest and kept me wanting to get to his conclusion. It was almost comforting to read an opinion that had a more optimistic standpoint, strongly juxtaposing that of Carr.

People can now stay awake for longer and do their jobs more thoroughly because of these advancements. Cascio concludes his argument by describing what he believes life will be like in the future. Something I did notice, however, was how he specifically called out this generation. Cascio claimed that electronic media are among the great technological advances that we humans now use to simulate evolution Changes in the way we absorb and interact with information and data does not imply regression as Carr suggests, but it leads to a reciprocal change in our cognitive functions so that we are better able to keep up with the expanding networks of information that we now have access to.


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This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Opposing opinions that we many not agree with may not even be presented to us because of how the media that we view is filtered to our liking. Carr in thinking that an over-reliance on internet tools smarer inevitably cause the brain to atrophy, and Cascio in thinking that getting smarter is the necessary outcome of the evolutionary pressures he describes.

Would they find the same publicity that they do without the platform? Cascio overlooks the difference between attention and awareness in this phrase and does not fully explain why their smarfer is important. We are therefore not regressing, but adapting to a new set of circumstances and conditions just as humans did seventy-four thousand years ago. He talks about how our attention span is clouded and short but its only because we have more things so easily available to us and could have tabs of information open at the same time.

Google does not make us stupid”. In economics, having comparative advantage means being able to produce a good in a lower opportunity cost.

Why is it especially important to the paper? This article made me think a bit about my own life, and the upcoming paper, and how I could best interject in the conversation about techology.

Guide to the Boro: “Getting Smarter” by Jamais Cascio

Cascio brings these two authors together into an idea which he calls “continuous partial attention-deficit disorder” which he shortens as “technology-induced ADD”. American futurologists Living people American transhumanists. Anonymous March 14, at 8: University of California Press. Carr also fears the achievement of Google’s mission statement, “The ultimate search engine is something as smart as peopleor smarter. How might looking at it from a different angle change or enhance their argument?

Cascio has been a contributor to discussions about the ethics and practicality of geoengineering since Inthe writer and futurist Jamais Cascio made a pertinent prediction Cascio believes that humanity as a whole will inevitably advance and “get smarter” the only question will be that of when and who will “unreasonably” resist.


Jamais Cascio

From Hamais, the free encyclopedia. With this comes the danger not everyone should think alike. Retrieved from ” https: Also, I found the discussion about Spotify really interesting, because I wonder how much less money smaller artists are making now that Spotify exists.

This site uses cookies. Carr also provides one more criticism of the internet, in which he states that because of the internet’s need and desire for money, the internet also innundates individuals with many advertisements and distractions. Since we are the creators of technology, we could always be one step ahead because the more gwt our technology becomes, the more intelligent we become.

Cascio states that this eruption forced the world into such a harsh climate that it forced humans to evolve or more simply, “to get smarter. We might abuse the technology we have created for different purposes, purposes for medical reasons and not ability of smartr.

Cascio graduated in from the University of Californiamajoring in anthropology and history. It is becoming a stepping stool for globalization and a way to create awareness about issues in the international world that are usually swept aside by mainstream media. Our brain capacities continue to expand as time goes on. And Why We Should Worry.

That platform holds an immense amount of power. Furthermore, we were able to evolve with little other than our minds and a few sticks and rocks. Broken Dreams Transhuman Space The ability to adapt to new technologies or the capacity for developing them? Cascio also mentioned the ability of in the future of there being a bio-genetics and how the brains of tomorrow could be programmed computer chip instead of a biological piece of machinery that we ourselves need to build up. All in All, Cascio is proving that we have come so far in technological advancement and creation that there is no need to say that it is fully impossible to have a mind fully run on technological devices.