This post is in response to the question asked by Frank Polster in his post about the conversation between Stephen Downes and George Siemens. I found the question via Jenny Mackness’ post. The basic question was What are the core qualities that make us human?
Here’s what my gut says:
Primitive machines were reactionary. They performed functions. We perform functions too (and are often reactionary), but, as a human I have the synthesis of agency, vision, and drive in self-efficacy. Put super-simply: my belief that I can do something. There’s a lot in there. Read more