Artificial intelligence could hurt education at its most basic level
Using AI tools to outsource thinking is likely to weaken this fundamental human faculty over time
Technology changes human beings and society. Electricity changed night-time for humanity. Agriculture initiated settlements and civilization. Vaccines and antibiotics got many diseases eradicated or under control; human life expectancy has doubled in less than a century. These technologies and their effects have made our world what it is. The impact of technology on our biology is also profound and perhaps less noticed. Fire, the technology to cook food, has altered our digestive system over the evolution of our species to differ from that of other mammals.