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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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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.

“Get Smarter” & “How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It”

Google does not make us stupid”. After doing some research I figured out that the other type of intelligence which is overlooked by Cascio is crystallized intelligence: Everything is at our finger tips, which in my opinion can be a life saver, but on the other hand crippling to our communication and introspective efficiency.

The second volume, Toxic Memesconcentrates on the battle for public opinion, and the issues that might arise from a hypothetical new science of memetics: Newer Post Older Post Home. People can now stay awake for longer and do their jobs more thoroughly because of these advancements.

We might abuse the technology we have created for different purposes, purposes for medical reasons and not ability of performance. Interpreting the result another way, Cascio estimated the annual emissions from cheeseburger production and distribution in the United States was comparable to that of all SUVs being driven on American roads at the time.

Anything that I want to know I could just type into google, and with the right source, find my answer.

Jamais Cascio – Wikipedia

The two articles have been used to promote topical debate in several places. From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: We are just too vainglorious sometimes and tend to ignore the bigger picture. Retrieved 6 May This short but vivid description depicts the sense of loss when jamxis have to step down from those jobs that machines are better at.


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A Response to Jamais Cascio: “Get Smarter”

In the article Get Smarter by Jamais Cascio he starts sarter talking about how in the past we have become smarter by having to adapt to different situations that posed threats to our survival. Think of it as the information being a waterfall and you having no choice but to endure it. What comes to my mind as I read this is how we intentionally seek out people who are trying to make a positive mark on the world, whether that be a physical vet or something to just make the world more positive; I know whenever I find someone or hear about someone that is just doing something great for the benefit of the world, I want to support them so I give them my time and money.

The points made by Casio related to the advancement of technology opening the doors between people combined with medicine stuck out. Get Smarter put into words many of the thoughts I have had when my father goes on rants about how the internet is making us stupid. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Posted by Kristin Wiley at 4: Carr in thinking that an over-reliance on internet tools will inevitably cause the brain to atrophy, and Cascio in thinking that getting smarter is the necessary outcome of the evolutionary pressures he describes.

Question- Are we ready and if not are we going to be ready for this type of technology? In Cascio collaborated with Jane McGonigal as scenario designer and administrator for Superstruct ; a large scale forecasting game that invited players to use social media to describe how they would respond to five hypothetical but plausible threats to Humanity in the year It is not the pill that is giving us the knowledge but its allowing us to figure things out that would of been impossible before without the concentration.


He thinks that a lot of people have the same fear as Carr, in the sense that since he is of a generation before the intense use of the internet, it made him think differently or clouded his brain. Our modern society is more connected then ever before, and as a result of globalization we have seen a decrease in the cultural rifts that once separated our globe into nations.

American futurologists Living people American transhumanists. Cascio also addresses the fear of artificial intelligence surpassing the human mind through two descriptions. The only way in which humans can differ from one another and from computers is through fluid intelligence. Our brains can change to meet the challenge. The ability to adapt to new technologies or the capacity for developing them?

Retrieved November 29, The presentation followed the structure of the ten year forecasting reports used by the Institute of The Future.

Also, the concept that you could take a drug to be more empathetical is very strange to me. I found these articles to be very convincing, due to the way they presented their opinions in ways that discussed both sides of the argument. With looking at technology everything that we develop is only one break through away from being out of date. Cascio concludes his opening section with another statement in which he gives power to the individual stating that jammais individual does not need to wait for “evolution” to make humanity smarter but instead can make themselves smarter.

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Nevertheless, Cascio advocates that geoengineering be considered seriously as a way of keeping increases in global temperature to a minimum. Can we handle that type of pressure between our societies? Even in that case, he argues that even videogames have great detail in them and relate to things in a bigger picture.

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