“Augmenting Human Intellect” Nugget

Although the size of the step a human being can take in comprehension, innovation, or execution is small in comparison to the over-all size of the step needed to solve a complex problem, human beings nevertheless do solve complex problems. It is the augmentation means that serve to break down a large problem in such a way that the human being can walk through it with his little steps, and it is the structure or organization of these little steps or actions that we discuss as process hierarchies.

Every process of thought or action is made up of sub-processes. Let us consider such examples as making a pencil stroke, writing a letter of the alphabet, or making a plan. Quite a few discrete muscle movements are organized into the making of a pencil stroke; similarly, making particular pencil strokes and making a plan for a letter are complex processes in themselves that become sub-processes to the over-all writing of an alphabetic character.

Out of the whole article this passage caught my attention. I believe it is true. A step that a human being take is small compared to the amount of steps it takes to figure out a complex problem. There is nothing that can really be done in one single step, it is always completed in several steps. For example, cooking doesn’t take just one step to be prepared. It takes time and ingredients. There are several steps in completing tasks. For example, this assignment requires each student to read the article, then pick out a passage that catches our attention, and lastly create a nugget with that passage. These are not the only steps. There are always GIFs or image searching and publishing the blog post to be viewed by others.

Each step that we take is like a building block until it is complete.

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