In my opinion, I believe that Licklider’s idea of formulated vs. formulative thinking can be solely based upon the concept of the ” Man- COmputer Symbiosis”. The idea that humans depend on computers and technology to do their thinking for them, makes it very difficult for formulative thinking to take plus; thus making it easier for computers to develop thoughts and ideas for us. However, the information consumed from the computer will help people piece together the information from the computer and from the brain, in order to form a complete thought and to have good research. Licklider states that “Present-day computers are designed primarily to solve preformulated problems or to process data according to predetermined procedures.” This shows that researchers go on the internet with an idea of what they already want to know. They just rely on the internet for the next step.