Today's blog is a continuation of a past post (Sustainability) about humanity and artificial intelligence. I have reflected on the subject and have a few new insights to offer. Read on...
Some time ago, our glowing rectangles used to provide very low-resolution images. Pong. Space invaders. You know what I'm describing. From a neuroscience perspective, these extremely simple graphics forced us to use our imagination. Using your imagination develops your creativity.
Technology moved on to 32x16 and 40x25 text screens. The medium is the message; any technology is a medium and innately affects the message it carries. (You can verify this yourself: write the same thought on a primitive technology like paper, as a social media message, and then as a unrestricted-length text document on a computer. Compare and contrast.) How did the message change?
Have you been “crushing it” lately? Are you working in a company that is going to “disrupt” something? Would you like to sit down and talk with a “thought leader” today?
If these are your yardsticks for success, you might find yourself with a yard stick like the above: crushed personal space, a disrupted life, and a lot of unactionable ideas about how to get the thing off your lawn.
What we value today is not how future generations will judge us. What if we paused for a moment to consider what they might say?
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Unknown; Multiple People
We are told that learning outcomes are the output of a teacher, a student, and a prepared input. (The prepared input is an assignment, job, take-home worksheet, some edtech, etc.) This output is quantized as a fixed assessment: a grade or percent.
The advance of neuroscience is increasingly casting an ominous shadow on the validity of these assessments: they are not measuring what conventional belief says they measure.
Keep reading if you want to understand Shift Sight’s compass for navigating these waters.
I tried to write this post five times tonight. I was not happy with my work each time. Our relocation has taxed the Shift Sight team more than I initially believed, so the blog is taking a break this week.
All other activities are moving forward as quickly as possible.
“If you get tired learn to rest, not to quit.” – Banksy
Ty is a Founder of Shift Sight, LLC.