[NETWORKED MEDIA] WK1

1. WEB ART: http://www.doyoki.com/project/netmed/index.html

2. Response to “As we may think”

As I am reading this article I found it very boring, not getting to the point and later I realized it was written in 1945. I found the vision the author has not been changed over the years. We have same logic that Camera is heading to AR, dry pictures are instagram(sure it is dry)and logical arithmetical equations are now heading to Machine Learning. Calculators are now mocking human logic as a neuromorphic architecture.

One thing that catches me is the conclusion that is bit pessimistic about the future.

“The applications of science have built man a well-supplied house, and are teaching him to live healthily therein. They have enabled him to throw masses of people against one another with cruel weapons. They may yet allow him truly to encompass the great record and to grow in the wisdom of race experience. He may perish in conflict before he learns to wield that record for his true good. Yet, in the application of science to the needs and desires of man, it would seem to be a singularly unfortunate stage at which to terminate the process, or to lose hope as to the outcome.”

Technology has been developed to benefit people rather than harming people. People might have used it against each other but it has also been developed that we now don’t wash our clothes by hands.

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