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The Human-Tech Co-Evolution

The Big Idea for Saturday, April 12, 2014

Does the rate of evolution match the rate of technological advance? Not at all. However, there are insightful analogies that can be made between these two processes, which are measurable. 

Human evolution is either static, or has stopped completely as some suggest, but evolution has reached a a new milestone: human-technology co-evolution. What is that? Human biology is being augmented by technology, and the fate of the human species is now inextricably tied to technology. So how do humans continue to be successful as a species? There is a new set of skills that must be learned, which involve a change in learning models. What do these models look like?

Goodbye rote. Hello imagination and play. 



  1. 1 Smart Changes
    Jason Gots Input/Output
  2. 2 The Tech Revolution Revisited
    Peter Guber
  3. 3 The Great Change Epochs
    Ray Kurzweil

The Human-Tech Co-Evolution

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