• What?!?! A computer that exceeds human
intelligence? But that‟s mad!
I like cheese.
Amber, please take out I bet cheese and apples would
a piece of paper and a be a great combination.
I know they would.
• Piece of paper becomes part of ones
“permanent memory trace”
• Problems: “Receptive capacity soon
• The advantage of permanence may
become obsolete once one “no longer
want to retain it in (ones) memory”.
• Mnemic System
Could slate be the solution?!?!
• Slate provides a place to keep information
until it‟s no longer needed, when it is
• Problems: In order to store new
information, old information must be
erased, one cannot “preserve a permanent
• Analogous of human‟s pept. cn.
Why is he raving about paper
• Fraud did it as an analogy for human‟s
suppression and repression of information
• “Does it change anything that Freud did
not know about computers?”
Computers are smart.
• RAM = slate
• Hard-drive = piece of paper that can be
added to make larger
• So how are they different to us?
Murphie and Potts discuss consciousness
as being described as:
• The sense of self.
Things to consider
• on techniques and technologies (writing,
• on systems (dialectical method,
• on techniques, technologies and systems
to give the illusion of something separate
• Freud, Sigmund (1971) “A note upon the mystic writing pad” in
Freud, Sigmund The complete psychological works of Sigmund
Freud, Vol. 19, trans J. Strachey, London: The Hogarth Press, pp
• Derrida, Jacques (1996) Archive fever: a freudian impression trans.
Eric Prenowitz, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp 7-23
• Murphie, Andrew and Potts, John (2003) „Technology, thought and
conciousness‟ in Culture and technology, New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, pp. 142-168
• Kozulin, A. (1990). Vygotsky's psychology: A biography of Ideas.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.