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Artefacts by Biopolis

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  • 1. On Artefacts Just Between Us and The Universe
  • 2.
    • Human artefacts are created or shaped by people and stand between the human population and the natural environment
    Human Artefacts
  • 3. Human Artefacts
    • Every artefact has a purpose for the inventor
    • The purpose may change for the next user
    • Artefacts take on a life of their own shaped by countless adaptors over generations
    • They change the way we live
  • 4. Human Artefacts
    • Much of what we call civilization is made up of artefacts
    • Maybe civilization is itself a synthesis of all human artefacts
  • 5. Technology as Artefact
    • We use things to lever our strengths and make a bigger impact on our environments
    • Let’s call this ‘technology’
  • 6. Space
    • 5,000 satellites launched
    • Space station construction under way
    • Plans for manned mission to Mars
  • 7. Education as Artefact
    • We share information, ideas, values and beliefs that take on a life of their own
    • Let’s call this ‘education’
  • 8. ...And Training
    • Rolling up and then downloading knowledge, skills, attitudes…
  • 9. Arts as Artefact
    • We make things and events to creatively express ideas and feelings that words will not share
    • We call these the ‘arts’
  • 10. Arts - Like Sculpture
    • What does David convey?
  • 11. Organization as Artefact
    • We organize people into a system of relationships and a chain of communication and command to co-ordinate use of education and technology
    • We can call this ‘business organization’
  • 12. Organization
    • The set of relationships, communication links, chain of command
    • The shared goals, values, culture
  • 13. Synergy
    • The whole is greater than the sum of the parts
    Business Organization Technology Education
  • 14. Progress
    • One of the marks of the human species is the desire and ability to make improvements
    • Sometimes we call this ‘restlessness’
  • 15. Innovation
    • We can never know when an innovation will occur
    • When will we find a source of energy to replace fossil fuels?
    • When will we invent a new mode of transportation?
    • When will we find a cure for cancer?
    • When will we create a global government?
  • 16.
    • What we do know is that every change we make affects in some small way the definition of our humanity and may affect the future forever
    Innovation