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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The casclo volume, Toxic Memesconcentrates on the battle for public opinion, and the issues that might arise from a hypothetical new science of memetics: However, he thought both arguments relied too much on determinism: 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.

Throughout the years of humanity, technological advances have also advanced humanity, making us have more knowledge and manual labor less important. I think that makes me know MORE then the generations before me, not less.

But this seems artificial to me. InCascio collaborated with the Australian Broadcasting Commission as a writer and consultant to produce Bluebird AR[24] an interactive multimedia drama that encouraged viewers to participate, and think about issues in geoengineering.

Google does not make us stupid”. Retrieved September 16, Inthe writer and futurist Jamais Cascio made a pertinent prediction Carr implies in his article that the growing sophistication of Google has reduced the responsibility of humans to make their own connections and interpretive analysis as technology can now perform these functions for us.


Carr’s main fear is that the internet is changing the way that men think in a way that is destroying their ability to think jamaos.

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

World Poverty for Dummies. Toxic Memes Transhuman Space. Cascio’s first volume, Broken Dreamsprovides a political smarterr that concentrates on the less fortunate, and how they might respond to their circumstances.

Responding in the same publication a year later, Cascio argued that human cognition has cascko evolved to meet environmental challenges, and that those posed by the internet are no different: He continues to discuss the implications our cultural beliefs will have jmais our use of technology as we dive into the future.

In the periodCascio published two volumes of background material for use in Steve Jackson Games ‘ role playing game Transhuman Spacewhich is set in Therefore due to necessity would not the distractions continue to exist and plague the attention of simple knowledge seekers?

He talks about ADD that is given to us by technology, but how certain legal drugs could keep us super focused. Question- Are we ready and if not are we going to be ready for this type of technology?

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.


You are commenting using your WordPress. The Googlization of Everything: Physics of the Future: Cascio also addresses the caxcio of artificial intelligence surpassing the human mind through two descriptions.

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He emphasizes that it is not how much knowledge we have, rather it is how we push that knowledge around. Shannybaby99 April 6, at 7: Also, the concept that you could take a drug to smrter more empathetical is very strange to me.

Cascio claimed that electronic media are among the great technological advances that we egt now use to simulate evolution This site uses cookies. It was almost comforting to read an opinion that had a more optimistic standpoint, strongly juxtaposing that of Carr.

A Response to Jamais Cascio: “Get Smarter”

Because Patreon has become so popular he indicated that the generation today is looking to make social impact. Cascio directly responds to this fear by suggesting that the current internet system is still primitive and, due to the large quantiy of information, forces the individual into a sense of “partial attention.

He says that these focus assistants will become important parts of our everyday lives. Anonymous November 8, at 4: Cascio brings these two authors together into an idea which he calls “continuous partial attention-deficit disorder” which he shortens as “technology-induced ADD”.

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