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Intelligent software agents

Intelligent software agents: “The notion of Intelligent Software Agents (ISA) capable of finding, organizing, and analyzing information on behalf of their owners is the most important concept regarding the Internet today. This new generation of agent technology promises to help reduce the cost, effort, and time of filtering information on the Web.”
In the near future, we will be making some very significant choices in our relation to and use of technology for learning and development. New tools for data visualization and intelligent agents aren’t too unsettling; at best, the issue becomes one of personal privacy and who we give access to our information habits. The bigger issue relates to technology augmentation – implants, real-time tracking, smart pharmaceuticals, bio-technical convergence, and nanotechnology will force a reconsideration of what it means to be human. Oh, what fun we shall have with the ethical considerations.