Re: [xmca] Looking forward by looking back, sort of.

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at>
Date: Thu Jun 28 2007 - 07:56:52 PDT

That is a very helpful reminder of a clear statement from the past, which,
as you say, appears not irrelevant to our present, which was Licklider's
future. Thanks Bill.

On 6/28/07, <> wrote:
> Summary
> Man-computer symbiosis is an expected development in cooperative
> interaction between men and electronic computers. It will involve very close
> coupling between the human and the electronic members of the partnership.
> The main aims are 1) to let computers facilitate formulative thinking as
> they now facilitate the solution of formulated problems, and 2) to enable
> men and computers to cooperate in making decisions and controlling complex
> situations without inflexible dependence on predetermined programs. In the
> anticipated symbiotic partnership, men will set the goals, formulate the
> hypotheses, determine the criteria, and perform the evaluations. Computing
> machines will do the routinizable work that must be done to prepare the way
> for insights and decisions in technical and scientific thinking. Preliminary
> analyses indicate that the symbiotic partnership will perform intellectual
> operations much more effectively than man alone can perform them.
> Prerequisites for the achieveme
> nt of
> the effective, cooperative association include developments in computer
> time sharing, in memory components, in memory organization, in programming
> languages, and in input and output equipment.
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