4 ways to augment thought
In Augmenting the Human Intellect, identifies 4 places where thinking can be augmented:
- Artifacts — tools for manipulating materials and symbols.
- Language — symbols we assign to concepts, allowing us to manipulate concepts at higher levels.
- Methodology — procedures used in problem-solving.
- Training — conditioning needed to practice 1, 2, and 3.
The system we wish to improve can thus be visualized as comprising a trained human being, together with their artifacts, language, and methodology.
— Augmenting the Human Intellect