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The Resource Brain gain : technology and the quest for digital wisdom, Marc Prensky

Brain gain : technology and the quest for digital wisdom, Marc Prensky

Label
Brain gain : technology and the quest for digital wisdom
Title
Brain gain
Title remainder
technology and the quest for digital wisdom
Statement of responsibility
Marc Prensky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this controversial and well-argued treatise, Prensky offers the idea that rather than stunting the mind - that most essential aspect of an individual's intelligence and sense of self - smart technology (and smart use of technology) enhances our humanity in ways that the brain on its own never could. Through scores of fascinating examples, Prensky shows that the symbiotic combination of the human brain and technology - from marrying the brain's strengths such as sense-making and complex reasoning abilities with technology's strengths like storing and processing large amounts of data - has great benefits for our own cognitive functioning. How should we best combine the strengths of mind and machine for maximum benefit? Prensky's call is for digital wisdom - a new interconnectedness between human and technology that is already enabling Homo Sapiens to begin the journey into the next stages of cognitive evolution
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prensky, Marc
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HM846
LC item number
.P74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Cognition
  • Intellect
Label
Brain gain : technology and the quest for digital wisdom, Marc Prensky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Mind evolution in our time -- The human mind : Improved, extended, enhanced, amplified (and liberated) by technology -- The quest for digital wisdom : The emerging homo sapiens digital -- 50 candidates for digital wisdom : Are we wiser if...? -- Less desirable paths : Digital cleverness and digital stupidity -- The trade-offs : Cultivating brain gain and digital wisdom -- Teaching digital wisdom : How do we lead our kids to develop it? -- Are there real dangers? What should we be wary of? -- After digital wisdom : The singularity and the eternally evolving human
Control code
760974926
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780230338098
Lccn
2012011358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)760974926
Label
Brain gain : technology and the quest for digital wisdom, Marc Prensky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Mind evolution in our time -- The human mind : Improved, extended, enhanced, amplified (and liberated) by technology -- The quest for digital wisdom : The emerging homo sapiens digital -- 50 candidates for digital wisdom : Are we wiser if...? -- Less desirable paths : Digital cleverness and digital stupidity -- The trade-offs : Cultivating brain gain and digital wisdom -- Teaching digital wisdom : How do we lead our kids to develop it? -- Are there real dangers? What should we be wary of? -- After digital wisdom : The singularity and the eternally evolving human
Control code
760974926
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780230338098
Lccn
2012011358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)760974926

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