Friday, August 06, 2004
iThink: 21st Century Problem Processing
Spectacles became the rage in the 13 century; telescopes and microscopes became hits in the 17th. These are but a few quick examples of a centuries long march in increasing human ability to discover, think about and apply new ideas. In the latter half of the 20th century a combination of ideas created the most significant hit yet for thinking, what might more aptly be called a complexityscope. Even now in the 21st century it is still referred to by tedious and obscure titles such computer network, electronic technology, World Wide Web or computer and the Internet. Is it still so close to us that we cannot yet see it clearly? The complexityscope is capable of using almost every form of expression and composition known to our species to magnify our ability to process finding, contemplating and solving problems. This blog will use a two syllable expression of this complexityscope idea, i-think or iThink.