Re: Re[2]: EVOLUTION: Mental Adaptation

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 22 Jan 1997 12:35:37 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, Guru George wrote:

> This is all true. But I would point out that a good deal of native
> intelligence is still required to *learn* these intelligence amplification
> systems, not to mention *use* them intelligently. We still need our smart
> drugs (or neurosurgery or whatever)!

Yes, most of our intelligence amplification systems are awfully hard to
learn (guess why we go to schools and universities?). But this is an area
where much can be done; human-computer interaction is still a young
science and there is a definite pressure towards the development of
simpler to use cognitive tools.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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