Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Or vice versa

from here

There's a long running trend of not trusting people to do the right thing and instead designing devices in such a way that they aren't susceptible to human error. That was great when it came to preventing catastrophes, but when it creeps into banal things like when to drink water you realize how far the bar has been lowered when it comes to trusting each other to act sensibly.

On the other hand, the more technological crutches we have, the less we need to actually engage our brains, so maybe we're creating a positive feedback loop that is causing a race to the bottom of human intellect.