Module 6: Final Essay — “Smarter Than You Think”

I really appreciated how Thompson started off the article by recounting a history of technological progress and the fears that it produced. Especially, I like that he included the anecdote about Socrates worrying that writing would destroy the tradition of verbal debate, since that example demonstrates very well the silliness of a lot of fears […]

“Smarter than you think”

Clive Thompson, the author of the book “Smarter than you think”, provides an insight detail of different aspects of technology that affect our lives. It is focused on our future with technology. The concern about the ability of computers to improving our memory, thus leaving us being depended upon its ability. He starts off by