Chardin and Engelbart on noosphere


Jon Udell’s presentation from CUSEC 2008 talks about Teilhard de Chardin and Douglas Engelbart, how their visions about the future of mankind seemed to be very close to each other. This is a great extension to my talks about Homo contextus, where I also tie in Teilhard de Chardin in addition to Marshall McLuhan.

Engelbart’s vision is crystal clear. It’s a vision of human augmentation. We need to augment human capability in certain ways. In particular, we need to create — and project our minds into — a shared information space that works like a planetary associative memory.

And we need to populate that shared space with tools that support and amplify and extend our natural ability to analyze, visualize, simulate, decide, and act.

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  • http://www.dreig.eu/caparazon dreig

    Hello from Spain. I´m going to quote your article and the Jon Udell´s one in my blog, translating to spanish some of the arguments. I´ll leave you the link here when it will be ready. Thanks a lot. Your work is some of the best´s among elearning, cognitivism and futurism topics on the blogospghere.

  • http://www.maurelita.com/ Maurelita

    Your previous post on presenations was most interesting, but I could not comment it from my mobile since the security code never displayed !

    But now that I’m online again I will… ;-)

  • http://www.customerthink.com/user/mei_lin_fung Mei Lin Fung

    Check out the Engelbart talk at Google Aug 22 2007

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQx-tuW9A4Q