Complexipacity, Wisdom and Education

On the Horizon, Vol.18, Is.1, PP. 16 - 24.

By Tom Abeles

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of the emerging science of complexity and the rise of fast computational capabilities on human understanding of the world and the implications for education.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents a scenario in which the skills and experience of individuals are compared to those that can be undertaken by technology.

Findings – The paper points out the complexity that smart computers may have on humans and human society and provides some critical issues that must be considered as technology rapidly presents new, more powerful and sophisticated devices with on-board artificial intelligence.

Originality/value – The paper concludes that complexipacity may be the blending of education with real world experience, cause with purpose, and humans with fast adders.

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(Something interesting I found)Posted:May 01 2010, 12:00 AM by Cait
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