Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Future of Augmented Cognition

Mo at Neurophilosophy looks at recent developments in attention-enhancing devices and memory that are part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program to develop augmented cognition. As part of that project, they commissioned a a short film The Future of Augmented Cognition:
[. . ] directed by Alexander Singer, who is probably best known for making episodes of television series such as The Fugitive, Hill Street Blues, Start Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. This film is set in the year 2030, and takes place in a command centre which monitors cyberspace activity for threats to the global economy; it is a depiction of DARPA's vision of how augment cognition will in the future be used to integrate multiple sources of information.
Here's DARPA's vision of the future:


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