Tools R Us #edcmooc Wk1 Techno or Media Determinism

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Language and toolmaking evolved together, say researchers
Evolutionary advance saw stone-age humans master the art of hand-toolmaking and paved the way for language to develop

Stone-age humans mastered the art of elegant hand-toolmaking in an evolutionary advance that boosted their brain power and potentially paved the way for language, researchers say.

Source: Guardian

 

In “The Man, The Teaching, His Mission” the encyclopedic account by William Patrick Patterson.

 Patterson addresses the illusion of control fostered by modern science with its aim of an “artificial intelligence” –Patterson states categorically that,

“There is no machine that has ever been built or ever will be built that can know itself.”

A machine cannot have self awareness – a machine can beat Gary Kasparov in chess, but it will never “know” it is beating him.

Another theory

Evolution of human ‘super-brain’ tied to development of bipedalism, tool-making – More at source

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