“Accepting the term “intelligence amplification” does not imply any attempt to increase native human intelligence. The term “intelligence amplification” seems applicable to our goal of augmenting the human intellect in that the entity to be produced will exhibit more of what can be called intelligence than an unaided human could; we will have amplified the intelligence of the human by organizing his intellectual capabilities into higher levels of synergistic structuring. What possesses the amplified intelligence is the resulting H-LAM/T system, in which the LAM/T augmentation means represent the amplifier of the human’s intelligence.”
Intelligence amplification. This paragraph captured my attention because it not a topic that is discussed in great detail. In the explanation, it emphasizes that it is not attempting to increase native human intelligence, but rather altering the method of thinking into a more structural component. This type of technology could restructure our entire population’s intelligence.
As society continues to evolve, humans create and use intricate technology that require little to no effort from an intellectual standpoint. Our phones, computers, tablets, TV’s all have features that make things hands free or easy to use. This type of technology diminshes activity from the human mind, diminishing communication between individuals. The ability for technology to alter our process of cognition will allow the world to communicate on a more intricate level, allowing for more educational conversations and decision making to occur.
These systems are vital for the future of humanity. We have lost interpersonal skills and while it may seem that society is working more effectively, it is not working more efficiently. The ability to communicate on such an advanced level is directly related to the intellect of the individuals involved. Amplified intelligence is vital to keep society above the technological slump that is consuming human brains.