- On As We May Think, Vannevar Bush discusses scientific collaboration as being essential for us to continue evolving and thriving as a race. One important way that parents use the Internet today is to share tips and advice on how to help their children suffering with developmental disorders and mental illnesses to cope better with their conditions. Parents also offer each other emotional support when dealing with their child’s diagnosis.
- Douglas Engelbart proposed a system that would be used to “augment human intellect.” Today we have the Internet that allows us to expand our knowledge and learn anything we want, anytime we want, very similar to what Engelbart envisioned. However, as informative as the Internet is, there is still wrong ideas being disseminated through it, such as the idea that vaccines cause autism. Are these ideas augmenting human intellect?
- Ted Nelson’s ideas for revolutionizing education with computers can be paralleled with the main concepts behind “free-range parenting.” In both instances children are granted more freedom and autonomy to seek what they are interested in. Teachers and parents supervise and guide, but they do not constrain children as they learn how to fend for themselves in the world.