Bicycles For Our Minds
Talks At Google recently had Daniel Dennett come in to speak about some of the topics in his book, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking (via The Verge).
It’s really interesting even though a good chunk of it was over my head. It’s about 35 minutes long with about 25 minutes of Q&A.
I love this quote by Dennett’s student Bo Dahlbom on thinking tools:
Just as you cannot do very much carpentry with your bare hands, there is not much thinking you can do with your bare brain.
Sounds eerily similar to the Steve Jobs quote that fueled my Kickstarter from last year:
A computer is like a bicycle for our minds.
Brains are cool.
Brains using tools are even cooler.