Industrialising human thought
Most work today in tech is looking to automate human thought.
This means humans become less important to what happens.
We are suggesting, as a complementary and much more supportive strategy, that we industrialise human thought instead.
This means that humans not only remain important, as they are today, but they become more significant than before.
They become significant in ways they never believed practical.
We use the example of the 20th century film industry, when we talk about industrialising intuition and creativity.
In film, we created shared authorship of artworks, and pushed individuals' capabilities far beyond what - by themselves - life would have allowed them to achieve.
We did this by using machines as extensions of existing human abilities, not as replacements and substitutes for the same.
We created new works of art.
We created a multi-billion dollar industry.
And we did this not by zoning humans out of the frame, but by making them more important.
By suggesting that we should not only capture current human capability for the benefit of machines, but also develop and upskill current human capability in beneficial and complementary dialogue with and via machines, we assert that:
- human intuition needs to be championed: we'll lose it if we begin to believe we don't have to use it.
- human intuition is much more accurate than we were allowed to believe.
- the logical layer of the brain as posited by current thought only gets in the way of intuition's accuracy, as we are encouraged to accept that logic is best for dampening down irrational intuition.
- where we intervene in intuition's flight through this dampening effect of reason and logical thinking, we do so at our peril.
- what you think you know intuitively only becomes inaccurate when you are proactively discouraged from learning to use the superskills of intuition all humans have.