Interwebs – What Computers Can’t Do

This article from the NYTimes does a great job of reminding people what it is that computers are unable to do, and consequently, what it is that people will do as our technological infrastructure continues to grow. From a pedagogical perspective, the importance of this article is that it reminds us, as educators, to what goal we need to prepare our students. Since computers can crunch information more quickly, is memory as central a function of a person in a technological environment? Since computers can process algorithms more efficiently, is quick computational ability going to be as necessary for that same person? If these things are not central, what is central? Brooks may be correct in some sense and completely missing the mark in other ways. How would you improve his thesis?

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