iPhone, therefore I am | The Monthly

Partly as a foil to the media meme bemoaning how our smart technology is eroding our power to think, JOHN MALONEY argues in that, “if we’re using software in just the same way as we might have otherwise used our brains (and it’s clear many of us are), then there’s a sense in which we’re reshaping the boundaries of the mind.”
Interestingly, he still concludes with a sense of loss that “the new iPhone could … represent not just a new tool for us, but a new part of us: a change, to the mind and so to ourselves, that’s difficult to measure or undo.” My question is, if we’re outsourcing a whole lot of processing to our tech, what amazing new stuff is going on in there now we have all that extra room?

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