Uses of Technology in the Digital World
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In the same way that scientists say that humans only use a small part of the potential capacity of the brain, Negroponte illustrates that we are also using minimal capacities of what technology has to offer in human terms. He explains the possibilities for a technological future that even the most adamant Luddite could love, in which technology will be created with user-centeredness as its goal. Negroponte makes clear that what is wrong with the programming of technology today is that the user has to adapt to the machine rather than the other way around. He sees a future in which machines will be able to "read" their users' body language and verbal cues, then provide them with information that is filtered and tailored to meet the the users' particular needs.
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