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Stephen Downes

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"What about wisdom?" asks Sheila MacNeill, "There doesn't seem to be time now to value the time that it takes to develop wisdom. To understand, critique, ponder information and create our own personal corpus of knowledge which we can share." It's true that everything is faster with AI, because (as we have seen with calculators and computers) computers compress the time it takes to everyday tasks. In this case, the computer assimilates new data with existing in a fraction of the time it would take for a human to do the same. Sure, we can wax nostalgic for the time it takes for us to do this, to savour the journey, if you will, but it feels a little bit like nostalgia for the three days it takes to walk to London compared to the hour it takes by train today.

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