Some Assembly Required

In “Man-Computer Symbiosis”, written in 1960 by J. C. R. Licklider, the author expresses his hope that in the not so distance future, “human brains and computing machines will be coupled together very tightly”. I think we are at this point. In terms of Facebook, everywhere you go you see people taking selfies, checking newsfeeds, and communicating on their personal computer smartphones. Facebook has made it the norm to constantly stay connected and share what you are doing with the world. I wonder if this is what Licklider envisioned for the future of computers and some of their most popular uses.

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