not education specific unnatural smarts

Feb 15, 2012

UNNATURAL SMARTS: Technology propositions us, EdSurgents, everyday with promises of increased accessibility, affordability, engagement, personalization, and on and on. But multi-billlion dollar efforts are trying to make us innately smarter ("cognitive enhancement," they call it)--which if realized, would make all these edtech promises sort of a moot point, right? The Atlantic reports on one recent experiment, and features an extensive Q&A with bioethicist and Duke philosophy professor Allen Buchanan on the moral implications of these efforts on society, behavior, and evolution (special shoutout to films Gattaga and Limitless!). Pretty deep stuff here.

not education specific unnatural smarts

Feb 15, 2012

UNNATURAL SMARTS: Technology propositions us, EdSurgents, everyday with promises of increased accessibility, affordability, engagement, personalization, and on and on. But multi-billlion dollar efforts are trying to make us innately smarter ("cognitive enhancement," they call it)--which if realized, would make all these edtech promises sort of a moot point, right? The Atlantic reports on one recent experiment, and features an extensive Q&A with bioethicist and Duke philosophy professor Allen Buchanan on the moral implications of these efforts on society, behavior, and evolution (special shoutout to films Gattaga and Limitless!). Pretty deep stuff here.

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