Week 4 Nugget “For every dream, many details and intricacies have to be whittled and interlocked. Their joint ramifications must be deeply understood by the person who is trying to create whatever-it-is. Each confabulation of possibilities turns out to have the most intricate and exactly detailed results. (This is why I am so irritated by those who think “electronic media” are all alike.)” Pg. 306 Ted Nelson, Computer Lib/Dream Machines. The meaning behind the text is astounding. I see it as an unlimited introduction to a new style of communication. As I proposed in my Dreamer’s Unite blog, technology is allowing people to connect on a broad level. The field of Neurotechnology demonstrate how technology and our mind(brain) is creating a new style of communication. In which everyone has to learn the language to communicate/ engage. This language of Neurotechnology captures my interest because from the passage ‘For every dream many details and intricacies have to be whittled and interlocked.’ Nelson argue that computers will allow people to have a deeper form of communication. What I bottled from this quote is the future ideam of Neurotechnology tapping into the dream world. I believe in the future however far it may be, that people will discover a way to connect with a person’s third eye (their mind). As I dig deeper into this idea it’s terrifying to think how this source of communication can be used for destruction but even more amazingly communication will be untouched, pure. People would not have to translate their ideas/thoughts into language to communicate it would be the action of Neurotechnology that handle this process. As most, understand dreams are our hidden motives, our deep feelings in which we may never allow to surface into communication (or don’t know how) and some dreams are the cause of an individual style of communication and personality. Nelson, goes on to say ‘Their joint ramifications must be deeply understood by the person who is trying to create whatever-it-is.’ I interpret this as, although many individuals have not mastered the art of communicating through technology and creating/proposing the same idea they began with, somewhere through technology the initial message lose value while being translated. This is definitely a con of technology in which I believe Neurotechnology will translate communication clearly, without adaptions, but purely from the sources’ mind.
1. Kahn, blog was very interesting, I love the expression used ‘ Knowledge is power, so it tends to be hoarded.’ I agree with Kahn on the concept that someone whom is not educated of a topic can teach themselves’ within minutes.
2. Helena and I have contrasting ideas that computers are inhumane, while I believe if technology/computers are built to aid in humane interactions with one another rather than with the computer/technology itself, it will become humane.
3. Jawad and I agree tremendously that technology can surface a humans’ dream. Jawad make an interesting approach that technology was formed on the basis of human being able to interpret/communicate it’s dreams and fantasies.
Throughout my research I have not discovered a dramatic connection between my thoughts on my nuggets, concept experience with diigo, and students’ thoughts on theirs. What I have discovered are topics that relate in some distinct manner on my topic. To list a few:
Cabou200 (section 005) argued how social networking keep people connected, relate to my inquiry project of language connecting people mentally. Alternatively The KahnQuest inquiry project of communication is very detailed and gives a breakdown of social interacting, I believe The KahnQuest (section 006) project connect with my inquiry of language because language form communication. Finally Mirna (section 006) described how research is helping immobile individuals regain their mobility, which reference a breakthrough of technology this connect not perfectly but somewhat to my ‘Extending my Dream‘ in which I list artificial organs. I believe Mirna project can connect to my area of artificial organs because if technology can restore mobility to someone paralyzed I’m certain it can aid in the transplant of artificial organs, maybe in the future maybe even they will start transplanting the nervous system.
In reflection, I can use Diigo to my benefit by bookmarking my research and sharing it with a larger audience, and hopefully individuals who are researching a similar topic will give their input. I can also alter a few of my tags to make them more specific.
Nugget 1: I find this nugget to be very informing because it elaborate the connection of mobility, technology, and communication. Communication and technology has become inseparable because of flexibility. For instance (at home) while preparing to go to class I get an email from my professor explaining what we will be covering in class. Something as simple as an email, will determine my mood going into class, expectations, and resources I need to be ready for class. This is a powerful source because I could retain more information from my class session from being prepared, vs. not receiving an email, being unprepared, and having a negative mood while in class due to not being prepared. Which connects to my second nugget.
Nugget 2: Explain how communication will advance, and some things we can never replace which is human interaction. Although emailing, texting, etc could be of good use. My outcome could default if I interpret the communication being sent wrong. The professor could have simply misplaced a period or forgotten a word or two (not saying it’s possible) and my preparation would go to waste because of misinterpretation of communication. Therefore it is possible we will create better communication to help us reason and inform one another but it will come with the removal of human interaction. What also intrigue’s me about digital communication are the connections I associate with a digital text from someone. For instance if my mom sends me a text ending in a phrase she use repetitively in person, when I read it I will associate how she interpret it in person from the text. I believe this is neuroconnection that we as humans develop with our personal relationships/communications that will never dwindle.
On my diigo account I have used the list of tags: bioengineering, brain, diigo, diigodynamics, neurocommunication, neurodevelopment, neurogrowth, neurology, neuroscience, neurotechnology, normonique, psychology (spelled pychology), and technology.
To note there were maybe 2 out of every 5 sources that I could not read because the person didn’t ‘catched’ it, which was a bummer but never the less the person(s) tags were very helpful. Below are a few that I believe will connect my blogs to people working with a similar topic.
“Language–the way in which the individual parcels out the picture of his world into the concepts that his mind uses to model that world, and the symbols that he attaches to those concepts and uses in consciously manipulating the concepts (“thinking”).” II, part A Learning is in the form of communication. Neurotechnology has the potential to enhance our personal communication inside and outside (how we interpret) our body. Language is the bond, art, and codes of communication, language creates communication. My nugget of Language connects to my interest of Neurotechnology because language is the dominant form of communication of our age. What I believe is evolving is a new form of language (Neurotechnology). Neurotechnology has become very successful because it teach it’s ‘language’ via technology people connect easier, and instantaneous with neurotechnology creating a broad form communication. My interpretation of neurotechnology is significant because it has a grand area for improvement and obviously benefit people lives.
1. Lina’s nugget reference the process of learning a new ability involve. It connect to my text of learning through language and communication and of Neurotechnology making the process more efficient.
2. Jamie’s nugget, gestured how brain games can be our mind’s teacher. I found her post intriguing because humans have designed these neurogames based on the language of other humans. It connect’s to my topic of Neurotechnology.
3. Sarah, nugget of how people interpret communicate into their own language by taking notes, using the example of notes from a lecture, was an alternative way of thinking. I believe her interest in how people interpret communication in their own style to understand connects to neurotechnology because the technology will be customized to the individual and their style of communication.
To close, I believe I have mistaken by choosing the solo mission. I will continue my research into Neurotechnology with a partner/partners, because what’s the fun in language if you have no one to communicate with.
Interestingly I have noticed a common ground of confusion among my peers. Mostly from low confidence in their blogs. After a few hours of reviews I believe Majeed’s post of technology’s negative impact on the brain associate’s most with my interest in Neurotechnology.
Although our interest is directed to the brain/nervous system Majeed argue’s that technology has a negative impact on the brain because of over processing, and my argument is that if technology is designed in a way to benefit our personal communication with other people, technology will not have a negative impact on the brain.
Aside from Majeed blog, most peers were interested in social media (e.g. Facebook, twitter,…). I am not a fan of social media, because the style of communication is more personal than informal.
In regards I decide to take the solo mission. My inquiry project is in no way burgeoning but after the reviewal of many different sale’s pitch I can not find a blog that satisfy my interest in union of Neurotechnology.
The website of Neurotechnology, is an excellent description of the evoling communication of neurotechnology and technology. This topic is of most interest to me because neurology is a form of communication as well as technology. It is how my peers and I have the ability to communicate online. Continue reading Dreamers Unite! (wk 2)→
The core of my interest lie within processing communication. The most rapidly evolving form of communication is Neurotechnology. Within the past 20 years it has made a significant influence on society. Neurotechnology is relevant in society, pharmaceutical drugs. It affects nearly all industrialized people either directly or indirectly.
In Layman terms Communication between nerve cells, Neurons must continuously gather information about the internal state of the organism and its external environment, evaluate this information, and coordinate activities appropriate to the situation and to the person’s current needs. This process of communication intrigues me because it is similar to the process of computer wiring both are organized.
A closer look into my research uncovered Digital Data Communication through the Human Body for Biomedical Monitoring Sensor. ‘Data communication between body mounted sensors is progressing towards wireless monitoring networks. In this work, digital data communication by galvanic coupling through the body is presented as a promising approach for wireless intra-body communication.’
Much further in the future I ponder of whether digital and communication will be inseparable. More so I fathom the speed of communication, its growth, and most significantly will our technologies communicate with human nervous system directly? This process of communication has begun the evolution of Neurotechnology.