You’re not a computer, you’re a tiny stone in a beautiful mosaic | Curio

You’re not a computer, you’re a tiny stone in a beautiful mosaic

13 mins | Mar 7, 2021

Understanding why it is important to mind our metaphors. "The dominant technology mind-metaphor of our age is the mind-as-computer. We’re warned of cognitive overload and advised to switch off more often to recharge our batteries. But we’re not machines. We’re biopsychosocial organisms, embedded, embodied and encultured, developing in constant feedback with our surroundings. If we become too entangled in computer mind-metaphors, our imagination will suffer. We’ll trust that we can be repaired by external techno-magical interventions, rather than accepting that all inner work takes patience, effort and time." Professor Anna Katharina Schaffner explains.

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