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Turkle (2011, p. 54)

July 18, 2013

The question here is not whether machines can be made to think like people but whether people have always thought like machines.

The human mind even at its most creative and free still resides within boundaries of human cognition and ecological affordances. Therefore, humans, as inventors of all machines, can never have “always thought like machines.”

In Turkle’s presented chicken-egg dilemma, the chicken wins. Always.

[Note: So far, I am enjoying this book. I especially appreciate how the author writes in relation to how children think, grow, and develop over time. She’s respectful and clearly honors the lived experience of kids as her primary source data. As of page 60, I’m still in it.]

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