n Education as Change - Collective intelligence : editorial

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1682-3206
  • E-ISSN: 1947-9417
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Pierre Lévy's (1997) constitutes a philosophical turn in the field of computers, if not metaphysical or utopian. Lévy conceives of the computerisation of society as part of a process of evolution that inevitably leads "towards the creation of a new medium of communication, thought and work for human societies." For Lévy, the computer, and its associated communication technologies, is creating a "nomadic" culture in which cognitive prostheses "are transforming our intellectual capabilities as clearly as the mutations of our generic heritage." The spell checker on a word processing system, for instance, makes us 'perfect spellers". Likewise, a grammar checking system perfects our subject-verb agreements.

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